How are you doing? I hope you and your family are fine. Everything is going well here.
I'm writing to you because I've got something very exciting to tell you. I have a new boyfriend, John, who is a new boy in my class. Not only is he good looking, but he is someone who can distinguish right from wrong. He told me what he had done three months ago, and it moved me so deeply that I can't help telling you about it.
The story began with his moving to a new secondary school. As John was new in the class, he needed to make friends with the old pupils. But he failed to even find one new friend. He spent most of his breaks sitting in alone and playing on his cell phone. On one break, some boys from a higher grade invited him to go out with them after school. Of course, he was so happy, that he immediately agreed to join them. After school, they all went to the park. Paul, the leader of the group, offered John a cigarette and he took a few puffs just because he didn't want the boys to think he was not cool. When the boys ran out of cigarettes, they told John to get some for them. At first, he didn't understand what they expected from him. But then they explained that he had to take some money from his mum's purse to buy them. That night, he took $10 from his mum's purse. That was just the start. Soon he started playing truant, stealing from his family, shoplifting, and bullying anyone who got in his way. One day, he realised that he couldn't go on doing this -- that he was hurting too many people. He made up his mind to tell them that he could no longer hang aroung with them. It was one of the hardest thing he has ever had to do, but he told the older boys. After that, Paul and the other older boys ignored John, but since then he has made good friends with a couple of boys in his own class. He really regreted having done all those horrible things just to fit in, and he is now happy that he didn't get into a lot of trouble when he did them.
Well, that is I wanted to tell you about him. I hope that you agree with me that he made a good decision and showed good judgment. I really like John, and he's in good hands now -- mine! (laughing)
Let me know if you like the new version. :wink:
- For Teachers