Friendship is one of the most important bonds we share with someone over a period of time. It is a relationship which involves trust, faith and commitment.
Friendship requires a lot of efforts and is very helpful in the long run. Friendship with a classmate is one of the best experiences in school life. It can be fun, entertaining and emotional.
A New Pea in the Pod:
Last summer, a new student joined our class. As we heard, he had to leave his previous school because of some pressing family problems. Since he joined in the middle of the term, he was always very nervous and reticent. He always used to sit alone in the class and never did he play with us during the breaks. His behavior worried a lot of teachers.
Kindling of a Friendship:
Once when I was returning back to the class after the lunch break, I saw a couple of my classmates pushing the new student around. He was helplessly trying to evade but then had him cornered around a tree in our playground. I immediately rushed to help him out. I strictly told my classmates not to bother him ever again else they would have to visit the principal’s office.
The new student thanked me and introduced himself for the first time. I told him to spend time with me during school so that I could help him out with the lectures he missed. He seemed very happy about my proposal. It was for the first time I felt that he was not the same sad and lonely person who I used to see in class every day.
Strengthening of the Bond:
Ever since that day, we used to sit together in the class. He came over to my house during evenings and I helped him out with the topics which were covered in his absence. We started enjoying each other’s company. Even during breaks, we used to sit together and have lunch. My other classmates who once kept away from my friend, started talking with him and knowing him better. I saw how he opened up to others like he never did before. It was the beginning of a great friendship which I was sure would be long-lasting.
Friendship with classmate is certainly one of the best memories one can have. My friendship with my classmate taught me a number of different things like the value of helping others, sacrifice, honesty, etc. It was not only a relationship but also a blessing for me.