A very good morning to one and each of you here. Today, I would like to give a speech about ‘Friendship’.
Friendship is important to all of us. Good friends are like gems. So, having good friends is like having treasure. Whether young or old, all of us need friends to support us. We cannot live in this world alone without having any friends as ‘no man is an island’. Friends are our companions to keep us company during lonely times. Sometimes, friends also share our hobbies and interests.
We often need friends to be there for us during our happy and sad times. They would share our joy and sadness with us. Friends will also be there for us to confide in. We can share our problems with them as friends always lend us a sympathetic ear and a shoulder to cry on when we are down. Good friends are always on our side to comfort and console us. They would always provide us with encouragement. They will also support us in everything we do. When we fall, good friends are always there to help us get back on our feet.
I would like to share about my very best friend whom I have known since I was in standard six, Elyana , is a true friend indeed. She is always helpful and supportive towards me. She has been with me through thick and thin. She is always there for me whenever I need a helping hand or a listening ear. She has the qualities of a good friend. I really appreciate her for being there for me whenever I needed her.
I have always been weak in the Science subject. I never scored well in Science but Elyana is an expert in the subject. She seems to be able to understand everything that is taught in class. She always score top marks in class for Science. Since I am weak in the subject, she often helps me with my homework and projects. I could not have done it without Elyana’s help. Due to her help and guidance, I did well in all my Science exams. Not only did I pass, I scored good grades as well. Even my parents were surprised with my improvement. I owe it to Elyana for being so patient with me. She spent many afternoons at my house giving me extra tuition. I am so grateful to her.
She has taken a lot of trouble to help me with my studies. She never fails to lend me a helping hand even she is busy with her own homework. One night, on the eve of the mid-year examination, she studied with me and we burnt the midnight oil. I was very happy that Elyana was with me because I needed the help as well as the moral support. I was not feeling confident about the examination, but Elyana helped me with all the subjects that I was weak at. Thanks to her, I came in third in my mid-year examinations and as always, Elyana was the first ranker.
I am lucky to have her as my best friend. Sadly, two years ago, I received a message by Elyana’s mother, that she has passed away because she had an accident. She was hit by a lorry when she wanted to cross a road to buy food. I was really sad because she has been a part of my life. I will never ever forget every single moment that I spent with her.
Friendship makes life more meaningful. Our lives could otherwise be lonely without friends because friends make good company. Everyone needs to socialise as we cannot live alone. However, friendship must not depend on money. Friendship that is based on money is not genuine. Friends should accept one another based on their trust for each other and not because of their wealth.
In the nutshell, friends are the second most important thing for us next to family. For some, friends are the most important people to them if they are not close to their family members. To them, their friends are considered their family. So, they would turn to their friends for support and assistance if they have any problems. Friendship is truly a lifeline, for without it, life would be lonely and less meaningful.
By NUR HIDAYAH NORSALAN.