I wish I could tell the teenagers that it gets easier to make friends as we get older, but I'm not sure that it does. I hope that I am more accepting that I was as a teenager, but I still find it difficult to maintain many friendships. And yet I appreciate them so much more at this time.
I hope my friends understand that they don't have to worry about saying the right thing or saying anything special to me. "I'm sorry" is the best thing and just being there is so very important. I hope that I make more of an effort to stay in touch with others.