My best friend Kaiya is like me.She 1 (remind)me of myself.In the past,I 2 (be)never confident because of my appearance.People always laughed at my weight,my height,my hairstyle,etc.At that time,I was the shortest student in my class.I started getting depressed.However,someone told me something that I will always remember.
It was in March.Surrounded by a group of girls who 3 (point)at me and laughed at me,I couldn’t help crying.The tears rolled down my face like a rushing river.To my surprise,someone lifted my head up and wiped the tears from my eyes.
I then knew it was our English teacher,Miss Li.She said,“You 4 (be)perfect the way you are.You should never change or hate yourself.People 5 (accept)you for who you 6 (be).But if you cannot accept yourself,then how will other people accept you?”I 7 (inspire)by her words.Over the past few months,I 8 (learn)that no one is perfect and that we all have flaws.Now I have wonderful friends who 9 (love)me for who I am.
Now,seeing Kaiya cry,I decide to tell her the same thing Miss Li 10 (tell)me.
Dad quit drinking exactly one year before I was born. He joined a group of other people. He said they 1 (stop) drinking, too. I loved my dad 2 I hated the way his weekly meetings took him away from me. It seemed that they were more important to him than I was. But with my birthday coming up I thought Dad 3 (make) an exception. I begged him not to miss it but 4 (refuse). He said, “I am chairing the meeting this Saturday. We 5 (have) your party on Sunday. Why not come with me together tonight? It's an open meeting. All 6 (be) welcome.” I agreed. Maybe I needed to see why something Dad did every week mattered so much.
After we arrived, Dad announced 7 theme of the meeting was going to be gratitude. He told his story about giving up smoking 8 (late), a man called Dave also told his story. Only then did I know it was Dad that saved his life 9 Showing up week after week and meeting with people, Dad 10 (change) lives. Shame washed over me.