• One of the best things about life is friends. We all agree on that. And yet our shyness with strangers often prevents friendship from ever gaining a foothold. If only we would realize that the other person is probably just as shy as we are and is simply waiting—and hoping—for us to make the first move.

    Jerry Spinelli, Eileen Spinelli (2014). “Today I Will”, Knopf Books for Young Readers