Today was a long one... Nothing in particular happened to bum me out. But sometimes you just need a little something to keep you hangin in there! Shock me. Amuse me. Tell me SOMETHING different. A joke. A secret ;] A rant, by all means. I'll be here to listen. My birthday's this Monday and I feel like there's nothing to look forward to. I miss the innocence of being a kid and living for your special day. There's nothing great about it anymore, it'll probably just be another day. I envy the kids whose friends go out of their way to remember their birthday and have balloons and candy ready for that day! Some even spell out 'Happy Birthday' with dirt in their parking space at their school/workplace. I don't think I'll have any of that. See the thing is, I have a million and one aquaintences and there's almost always someone to talk to, but I only have a few true friends. I think everyone's like that. But I'm not particularily close to anyone at my school per se. No one will be there to give a hoot about it. From a distance, I seem like one of the people who's always got it together. But I still feel lonely on the inside. All I can say is, SAY HELLO to that person. Remember to call your girl friends back when you say you will. Smile at someone you don't know. Who knows how their day has been. Take the extra mile to invite that friend out to lunch. No matter how awkward it might be. You might not know them at first, but eventually you will. Little gestures like that really mean the most! And they might just MAKE SOMEONE'S DAY. I'm sorry that I threw that out there like that. But I'm just sick of it. People don't care enough about other people. And for some of us it makes the world a very vulnerable place.