To My Best Friend

To My Best Friend

Thank You for Everything

Dear Best Friend,

Thank you.

Thank you for always being there when I need you most. You never fail to leave my side, even in the darkest of times. And you always seem to be there, in the brightest times to cheer me on.

Thank you for always being willing to go on fun adventures with me or just staying in watching movies all day. I love spending our time curled up in cozy blankets watching Harry Potter together and I even love when we just simply go for a walk together.

Thank you for always making me feel so welcome and cherished with your high energy and the love you show whenever we are together. You never fail to greet me with open arms, you always have so much enthusiasm for our friendship, .and there is never a dull moment when I'm with you.

Thank you for always listening to me talk about my problems, even if you do not necessarily understand them. I know I can be a handful. And I also know that I can be a bit overdramatic. But thank you for never judging me and always having my back.

Thank you for being available for a giant hug whenever I need one. I know sometimes you're not really in the mood for a hug, but you smile and let me give one to you anyways.

You are so intelligent, funny, caring, and loyal.

You make me feel safe with the way you are so over-protective of me.

I love how social you are. Everywhere we go, you always meet someone new and they always love you. It's funny watching strangers be taken off guard when you just start speaking to the them and making them laugh. You're confidence is incredible and I am constantly inspired by it.

Sometimes I get worried you'll find a better best friend, but you always assure me you're here for me for the long run.

I canot imagine my life without you as my best friend because you are one of a kind. The way you never stop talking even if I am trying to sleep, the way you get hyped up to see me even if I was only in another room, the way you love a good back rub...and especially a belly rub, the way you care for me when I am crying by licking away my tears because they're salty (ew), the way you play fetch and never get tired of it, the way you wag your tail when you see you're food coming...these are just a few of my favorite things about you.

Oh, and the fact that you're a dog...and you'll never be able to understand this letter...but yet, you will still love me just as much.

I love you, stinky paws, dog breath, and all.

I would never want another best friend.

I love you, doggo friend. Keep on barking!

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To The Dad Who Didn't Want Me, It's Mutual Now

Thank you for leaving me because I am happy.

Thank you, for leaving me.

Thank you, for leaving me when I was little.

Thank you, for not putting me through the pain of watching you leave.

Thank you, for leaving me with the best mother a daughter could ask for.

I no longer resent you. I no longer feel anger towards you. I wondered for so long who I was. I thought that because I didn't know half of my blood that I was somehow missing something. I thought that who you were defined me. I was wrong. I am my own person. I am strong and capable and you have nothing to do with that. So thank you for leaving me.

In my most vulnerable of times, I struggled with the fact that you didn't want me. You could have watched me grow into the person that I have become, but you didn't. You had a choice to be in my life. I thought that the fact that my own father didn't want me spoke to my own worth. I was wrong. I am so worthy. I am deserving, and you have nothing to do with that. So thank you for leaving me.

You have missed so much. From my first dance to my first day of college, and you'll continue to miss everything. You won't see me graduate, you won't walk me down the aisle, and you won't get to see me follow my dreams. You'll never get that back, but I don't care anymore. What I have been through, and the struggles that I have faced have brought me to where I am today, and I can't complain. I go to a beautiful school, I have the best of friends, I have an amazing family, and that's all I really need.

Whoever you are, I hope you read this. I hope you understand that you have missed out on one of the best opportunities in your life. I could've been your daughter. I could have been your little girl. Now I am neither, nor will I ever be.

So thank you for leaving me because I am happy. I understand my self-worth, and I understand that you don't define me. You have made me stronger. You have helped make me who I am without even knowing it.

So, thank you for leaving me.

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An Open Letter To The Friend Who Continues To Save My Life

No one knows me like you do.


From the day we became friends, we have always had nothing but support for one another. Although we have only really been friends for about seven years now, I feel as if you have always been a part of my life. You know me just as well as you know yourself, and I understand you in the same way I understand my own thoughts and feelings.

You have never made me feel pressured, insecure, or unappreciated. The mutual respect we have for one another is unmatched. We can talk to each other about anything; from some of the most trivial topics to entire life philosophies. We have grown and matured together, and I couldn't be more proud of the person you are today.

We don't always agree on everything, and I always appreciate your fresh point of view, but I have never felt more in sync with another person than I do with you. We share the same birth month, the same age, the same home town, the same anxieties, and many of the same attitudes and values.

I feel as if you know exactly when I want to be alone and when I need company. Since we are both introverted, we understand that the other person needs time to recharge. And when I'm sitting alone with nothing to do, I always get a text from you asking to hang out.

In some of my loneliest, most vulnerable moments, you have been there. When I question how many true friends I really have, you are always sure to make your love for me known.

Through high school, and now college, we have experienced so many life-changing events together. Some that have taught us extremely valuable lessons, and others that have shown us incredible pain and how to grow from our lowest moments.

I want to thank you for showing me what life-long friendship looks like. Thank you for always understanding me and never putting too much pressure on me. I see an incredible future for both of us no matter where each of our lives takes us.

We will always share a unique connection that cannot be separated by any distance. But, for now, I'm glad you're only one text or phone call away.

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