Simple Smiles: Lauren Wolfe
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Life is full of positives and negatives. Sometimes people ignore a majority of the positives in their lives and get caught up in the negatives. Why is it that in so many lives one small negative can ruin a huge positive? To many people, seeing life through a positive lens and ignoring the negative is difficult to do, but to some, like Lauren Wolfe, it comes easily.
Wolfe is a self-proclaimed extrovert, which means that she loves talking to people and getting as involved as she can. In school she participates in various clubs including the Accolade, Happiness Club, Choir, Thespians, Green Room Club, Knight Riders, and Shakespeare’s Sisters. She is also involved in activities outside of school such as Girl Scouts, which she has done for eleven years, helping with AAUW, GOLD, Discover the Future when she was younger, and 4-H.
“I love participating in them. I’ve always loved entertainment and art. I love just being myself and being expressive. I love just being my crazy, happy self. The people in them are always very supportive and kind, and it makes me feel good inside,” Wolfe explained about the activities she participates in.
Wolfe often involves herself in helping others. She volunteers to help out with the children at her church, babysits, and over the summer is a counselor at Germantown Academy. She also plans to devote her future to helping others by serving as a veterinarian and major in a field of communications or the arts. She hopes to get her bachelor’s degree and attend veterinary school so that she can help animals.
In addition to helping others in such ways, Wolfe helps others by spreading positivity to everyone she meets. She does this by keeping a smile on her face and encouraging others to do the same.
“My secret to staying positive is just putting a smile on my face. I try not to think of the negative things that go on in my life. If I don’t make an audition or if I get a bad grade on a test, I might get upset about it for about a second, but then I just remember that there are better things to be positive about. There are better things to look gratefully at,” told Wolfe.
She believes that having a good character and being someone positive and friendly is more important than getting good grades all the time or getting a good role in a play. To Wolfe, that character is more important than any talent.
“I may not be the smartest or most talented person here at North Penn,” explained Wolfe “but I try to be one of the most helpful, supportive, and positive people here.”
Wolfe’s positivity also flows from her love of talking to people and being a friend to all. Some people find difficulty in talking to others and hate doing this, but this skill has always come easily to Wolfe and she has always loved doing it.
“I’ve always loved talking to people. My mom told me that if there was nobody at the park when I was younger, I would get upset because I just wanted to talk to people. I love people a lot. I just love socializing and speaking with people. It’s just a lot of fun. Sometimes it’s not always that easy because you can’t always tell what someone is thinking, but most of the time it is easy for me to communicate with people,” explained Wolfe.
Wolfe loves people, since she always sees the good in people. She is never quick to judge or assume anything about the people she meets. Wolfe explained that she focuses on the good characteristics in a person which, at the end of the day, are the most important.
Wolfe encourages everyone to block out everything negative since it is not as important as everything positive.
“Don’t let anything get you down. You can get upset about something but don’t let it feed on you. Try to find the good in the situation. Try to work harder and better. Try to fight the negativity. Be stubborn about it and come out of the situation stronger,” encouraged Wolfe.