My Family Brings Me Joy
by Lauren (Moanalua), age 15
One thing that makes me uniquely me is my family. My family supports and loves me unconditionally, and without them I do not think I would be the person I am today. They are my positive substance because they bring me joy and I couldn’t imagine my life without them. My family also includes extended family – my friends. I think of my friends as my family because they are the people that basically treat me like we are related. Without them, my life wouldn’t be as happy and joyful.