Tuesday, 8 March 2016

A Little Unexpected Sunshine

It's the eighth day of March and assuming this post gets written, this post will be the sixteenth I have published this month. I haven't been panicking too much but I have found myself at a little dead end. I'm not wanting to write about any ideas I've come up with; they're ones for another day. But my creativity wouldn't give me one for today. And, well, in a month where I've decided to post twice every day, that's kind of crucial. Sometimes though, a lack of creativity can sprinkle a little unexpected sunshine and create an idea from a lack of idea.

And so I have the thought of a lack of creativity sprinkling a little unexpected sunshine to thank for tonight's post.

Here's a tale I have of a little unexpected sunshine.

It was nearing the start of A2 exams at sixth form. I just received a terrible, terrible result. I was beyond upset, although I knew I deserved it. It made me think of how little I felt like I knew. I was in a bit of a daze and walked through the common room, shocked to hear people calling my name. I sat with my friends and joked and tried to ignore it but when a friend asked how the result went, I cringed. From the seats behind my best friend called my name and I looked round and he smiled at me. like a little ray of unexpected sunshine.

Then, a week or so later, despite trying very hard and feeling like it was paying off, my teacher was becoming very frustrated with me. I got a question wrong and she was obviously annoyed, and made a really sarcastic comment. I felt so embarrassed and worked up that when I left the classroom I was oblivious to anyone else. Until I saw my best friend. And he said, "You okay?" And his asking and caring smile was enough to make me feel warm from his sunshine.

So I sat the exam and I felt really good. I knew I had done well and I was really happy to prove myself. I remember feeling really happy all the way home and then when I'd sat down I received a text message from my best friend: "How did it go?" Delighted to talk about it, he was my unexpected sunshine and we were happy together.

How about result's day? I received a grade my teacher once implied I would never get and I was over the moon. And, of course, my best friend made me feel even more excited about it. We ate pizza and we got ready for an awesome night, giggling and proud of each other.

And that's why he's my best friend.

Sunshine & Smiles,

The Girl in the Moonlight.

P.S. The post from earlier today can be found HERE!

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