To My Best Friend Who's Helped Me With My Mental Health Problems

To My Best Friend Who's Helped Me With My Mental Health Problems

Thank you for being my sunshine.
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I personally believe that everyone deserves a best friend; someone that will stick up for them when they’re being picked on, that will support them when they’re thriving, and that will hold them up as they’re trying their hardest not to drown. This is made ten times harder when you’re dealing with mental health issues and you need a friend that can handle the toll that it takes. Luckily, I’ve been blessed with one of the best friends that there is who has handled everything I have thrown at them. This one’s for you.

Dear Best Friend,

We haven’t really been friends for that long and yet I’ve told you my deepest, darkest secrets. You’ve been reliable and trustworthy through every situation that I’ve gone through. You’ve stood by me through my darkest days. You’ve provided happiness through the anger and defeat I’ve experienced. You’ve been my sunshine through my darkness. I will never truly be able to thank you enough for the entirety of what you’ve done for me; there aren’t enough words in the English language for that. However, I promise that I’ll try my best until there’s nothing left in me. I promise to be there for you always, as you’ve been there for me.

I know that dealing with a suffering friend can take a heavy toll on people and while you’ve accepted my apologies a million times, I’ll forever be sorry for putting you through that. I’m also sorry for the destruction that I’ve caused, not only in this friendship but in your life in general. I’ve taken up so much of your time with sadness and I cannot apologize enough for that but I will try with everything in my power to earn your forgiveness. I’ll do whatever it takes.

While I know that I haven’t always been the best friend in the world, I also know that I can thank you for a lot of the blessings that have been thrown at me recently. From this day forward, I promise to be not only your struggling friend, but to be your struggling friend who is working endlessly towards recovery in order to strengthen our friendship.

Again, thank you for being such an amazing person and an even more amazing friend. I don’t know where I would possibly be without you. I love you with my whole heart. Thank you for being my sunshine.

Love,

Your recovering best friend
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The older you got, your weekend excursions with your grandma weren't as frequent, and you didn't get to see her as much. You became more and more busy with school, homework, clubs, sports, and friends. You made the most out of your time to see her, and you wished you could be with her more. Although you were in the prime of your life, she mattered even more to you the older you both became. You were with your friends 24/7, but you missed being with your grandma. When the time rolled around, and you got the chance to spend time with her, she told you never to apologize. She wanted you to go out, have fun and enjoy life the way it makes you happy.

Reflecting back on these moments with your grandma, you realize how truly special she is to you. There is no one who could ever compare to her nor will there ever be. All your life, there is no one who will be as sweet, as caring, as sincere or as genuine as her. Even though you're all grown up now, there are things about your grandma that never changed from when you were a kid. She still takes you out for your favorite meal because she knows how important eating out means to you. She writes you letters and sends you a $5 bill every now and then because she knows you're a hard-working college student with no money. She still helps you with all of your Christmas shopping because she knows it's your tradition. She still asks what's new with your young life because hearing about it makes her day and she still loves you to no end. Your grandma is your biggest blessing (whether you knew it or not), and she always will be no matter what.

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Happy Birthday To My Best Friend Since Literally Day One

Thanks for being the best, best friend ever

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Dear Best Friend,

It's your birthday!! I've known you since literally day 1 when I was about 4-5 months old and I came to visit you, the newborn baby, at the hospital. Even though I was only 4-5 months old and didn't even know how to say "mom," I know I knew that you would be my best friend and partner in crime for the rest of my life. It's been about 17 years now and everyday is always a new adventure with you.

You make high school fun and bearable. You're there for me literally whenever I need you and I'm so thankful that I'll always have a shoulder to cry on and someone to laugh till I can't breath with. This year has come with its own set of ups and downs but we've faced each and every one together and got past it. Whether it be about school or life in general, I know I can count on you.

Throughout these 17 years, we've made like a million memories and inside jokes and I've cherished every single one of them. You're my sunshine on a rainy day and the peanut to my butter. I love our deep conversations about life just as much as our goofy ones where we're so sleepy that we can't even remember what we're even saying. I honestly don't know what I would do without you or how you deal with me and my craziness (but then I remember that I also deal with you and your craziness :) God made us best friends because he knew that if we were sisters, our parents would go absolutely insane. LOL

Your love and passion for everything is a daily reminder to me how lucky I am to have a best friend as amazing as you. Words aren't enough to express how much you mean to me and I really can't imagine how my life was before I met you.

There is no chapter in my life where you're not a part of. From facing our fears together to taking on challenges, you're always right there- standing next to me. You've made me a stronger person and let the best version of myself shine brighter and brighter. It's been 17 years since we met and not a day has gone by where I didn't think about how lucky I am to have met you.

"BFF" means best friend FOREVER. In the past, I thought a lot of people where my BFF but life took over and "forever" didn't really happen. But, you have completely changed that. You showed me that friendships that last "forever" really do exist. You made it into a reality that I didn't believe existed. Honestly, sometimes I don't think I deserve someone as amazing as you (I must have done something really, really good in my past life or something). You're beautiful (inside and outside) and one of the kindest souls on this planet.

You're 17 now and have become an incredible person. You're my role model and I love you for being yourself. You're the Blair to my Serena, the Cristina to my Meredith, the Ross to my Rachel, and the best to my friend. You are my person and nothing will ever change that.

Once again, happy birthday! I love you to the moon and back :) and have the best day ever <3

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