On Monday, we heard from Friend 2 Friend participant, Lauren, about her long-time friendship with volunteer, Cindy. Here’s what Cindy had to say about what she’s learned from Lauren.
Says Lauren, “I have had a great friendship with Lauren in the 12 years (!!!) we’ve been matched. What I’ve learned from her is that I don’t have to be perfect in order to be a good friend. We are so close now after all this time, I can just be natural with her. Being natural means I can express (it’s true, sometimes in “colorful” language!) how I really feel about Boston drivers. She calms me right down! I can show emotion in front of her. She’s listened to what’s on my mind. Lauren and I are both strong women with strong opinions. Sometimes we don’t agree. We have healthy debates, but we always respect each other, never bully one another to change her viewpoint. Like the good friends we are, we can just relax and be our genuine selves.”
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