Best Buddies: Positive Attitude, Loyalty, and Sensitivity


This story was written by Caiti Bawroski. She answered our theme question: How have you benefited from your Best Buddies friendship?

I have benefited from my friendship with my Best Buddy, Lorren, in more ways than I can say! Lorren’s positive attitude, loyalty, and sensitivity have made her one of the best friends that I have ever had.

Lorren always has words of encouragement when I am feeling down. Ever since I became College Buddy Director, she has constantly told me about what a good job she thinks that I am doing.

Whenever I talk to her about an event I am trying to put together, she always says, “That’s why you are president. You have the best ideas!” Sometimes I doubt my abilities to be a good leader to my chapter, but Lorren is always there to support me and to help me see my abilities!

Lorren has also proven to be a very loyal friend. While I feel that some people tend to make empty promises that they don’t always keep, I know that I can always count on my Best Buddy. If she tells me that she is going to call me at a certain time, she never fails to do so. She also attends almost every Best Buddies event that our chapter holds. Lorren proves time and time again to be someone who I can count on! I never have to question if she is a true friend to me because she never lets me down!

Last but not least, Lorren is always sensitive to my feelings. Whenever I see her, the first thing she does is ask me how I am doing. She wants to make sure that I am well, and if I am not doing well, she wants to know why and talk about it. If I am upset, Lorren becomes upset too. On the rare occasion that Lorren cannot attend a Best Buddies event, she immediately apologizes and makes sure that my feelings are not hurt. It is great to have a friend who cares so much about my feelings!

All in all, you can see that I have benefited in many ways from my Best Buddies friendship! Lorren has many qualities that make her a great friend to have, and I cannot imagine my life without her. Who would not benefit from having her as a friend? I am very lucky!

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2 responses to “Best Buddies: Positive Attitude, Loyalty, and Sensitivity”

  1. freewaydog says :

    I am happy for you & Loren, Caiti! ❤

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