Longing to Belong

“I Am One Who…longs to be silly and carefree and not at all concerned with what others think of me. I am one who watches from the sidelines, aching to play but unable to join in the fun. I am one who feels shut out, cut off, apart, alone, bleak, helpless, cast out, who is so confused and hurt by this. I am one who wonders what is wrong with me.”