Date of story:
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 11:00am
For our sorority, we recently had a date party, and usually everyone invites their crushes to join them for a good night out. Girls will spend hours trying on dresses just to find the right one just so they can look stunning for their dates. We spend hours doing our hair and makeup, and going out of our way to feel really pretty for the night. At first, Jess came to Olivia’s house, and mentioned how she did not like her dress, but didn’t have time to go out and buy one. Olivia was nice enough to let her borrow one of her spare ones in her closest. When we met our dates at our friend’s house, Olivia noticed Jess wasn’t having a good time, and kept her sweatshirt on the entire time while everyone was caught up having fun dancing with his or her dates, taking pictures, and enjoying their night. I have to say; I did not even notice Jess sitting on the couch with her sweatshirt on feeling self-conscious. Olivia took her right upstairs and helped her find another dress that made her feel pretty and less self-conscious. You could tell Jess was so thankful to have Olivia there for her while all her other sisters were focusing on themselves. Nobody should ever have to feel self-conscious, especially when they are with someone they asked out on a date. I gave the bracelet to Olivia and told her she was so kind to go out of her way to take time out of her night to help Jess get ready all over, and over again just so she could feel better about herself. Olivia could have been with her date, and other sisters having a good time, but she decided to turn Jess’ night around so it could be just as special. Olivia was more focused on making sure Jess felt good about herself instead of worrying if she was having fun or not. It was sad to see how we were all so oblivious, and caught up in ourselves, to not see our own sorority sister upset with the way she looked. Because of Olivia, Jess had a great night that she will always remember. Olivia helped her feel better about herself on the inside, and to me that is the true definition of sisterhood and a great friend.