On being shy and making new friends

A conversation before bed one night:

Every day I go out on the playground and I just find a new friend. I just say hi and can I play with you.

“I think that’s really amazing that you can do that. It’s a great way to make new friends. Not everyone has the courage to go up to people they don’t know and ask if they can play.”

Why not?

“Some people are just shy.”

I’m shy too, but then I just make myself go to them and say hi.

“And that’s what I think is so great. I couldn’t do that when I was a kid. Making friends was difficult because I was so shy.”

It’s okay. Everyone is different. But they aren’t going to eat your head off.


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3 comments on “On being shy and making new friends”

  1. The Animated Woman

    You know, one of my goals in life is to be braver. And even though this was funny and made me laugh, it’s actually full of wisdom.

    I’m glad I stopped by 😀

  2. erin margolin


    I’m gonna share this with my girls! YES YES YES! I couldn’t do this when I was young, and I still can’t to this day.

    Awesome idea and thanks for sharing the conversation!

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