Many people believe that people, places, and things contain an internal energy which resonates at a given frequency. This energy can be felt by others; it can draw people close or push people away depending on the frequency overlay. Building on this, many people believe that a kindred spirit is something which contains an internal energy resonating at the same frequency as our own energy does; it is something that we encounter and just seem to click with. It is the person you can never seem to pinpoint exactly when you became friends, you just all of the sudden were. It is the pet who knows exactly how you are feeling, no matter the feeling. It is the place you seek out when you need a break from the crazy world you live in, a place where peace is all you can feel. A kindred spirit is something you simply harmonize with. We all have many in our lives, and today I want to write to mine.
To my kindred spirits, the ones who understand me the most, in both the slightest and the most complicated of ways. To the ones who came into my life for a short time, and to the ones who stayed quite a bit longer. To the ones who encouraged me, and to the ones who may have brought me down just because you knew how, this one is for you.
There are a few things I want you to know. I want you to know that every time I think about us, about our friendship or our relationship, I am simply consumed with shock and awe. Shock that I was lucky enough to meet you at just the right time in my life, and awe because it was, and still is, effortless. I want you to know that your ability to understand has propelled me through the toughest times in my life, and for that I am forever grateful. I want you to know that your happiness is my happiness, and weather we are right next to each other or hundreds of miles apart, I will always feel that happiness with you. And I want you to know that I carry a part of you wherever I go, simply because you’ve become such a crucial part of my life.
There are also a few things I want to thank you for. I want to thank you for always pushing me to be better, because you knew there was better out there for me. I want to thank you for checking in on me, for caring about how I was doing, even when you were having a hard time too. I want to thank you for letting me make my mistakes, because sometimes you just have to let someone mess up for them to finally learn. I want to thank you for being willing to ditch everything at the drop of a hat (or the ring of a phone) if I ever asked for it. And I want to thank you for the laughs, the tears, and everything in between, because they are the memories I cherish the most.
Finally, there are a few things I want you to remember. Even if we drift apart, I want you to remember that I will always have a phone you can call and an ear you can talk to. I want you to remember that no matter how old we grow, I will always keep a goofy picture of us around, simply to have a goofy story to tell to whoever is willing to listen. I want you to remember that in every moment our energy is still on the same wavelength, and it will always stay that way. I want you to remember that, just like we came into each other’s lives, you will have other kindred spirits enter yours; and I want you to remember to cherish them like we cherish each other.
There are so many things I want to write to you, but I have a feeling you probably know it all already; because after all, we are kindred spirits.