An Open Letter To My Girl Scout Leader

An Open Letter To My Girl Scout Leader

You are the best!


An open letter to my Girl Scout Leader:

You weren't just my Girl Scout leader, but a huge role model to me! You are so kind and caring and made me feel right at home! Joining your troop wasn't just something to do once a week, it helped me with socialization skills that I didn't have when I first joined! You taught me that anything is possible if I put my mind to it!

To be completely honest even though I was out doing good things in the community and trying to make changes, there were still girls that would hate on being a girl scout..they would say "That's so lame" "I'm so glad my mom didn't make me do that." These are now the girls that have very bad communication skills... I kinda feel bad for them...NOT. Oh and just a little FYI my mom didn't make me join, I am the one that suggested it and I really enjoyed it!

It was more than just a uniform to me, it honestly represented my entire childhood, and I was okay with that! This uniform helped me make some of my best friends growing up, and that I still have to this day even though we aren't as close as we used to be, I know for a fact I would be able to count on them...and the same goes for them! You also taught me that each badge meant way more than just going out collecting it and being done, you really taught me to step back and take a look at the bigger picture of the badges!

Now that I am 21 years old, I am no longer a Girl Scout and haven't been for a few years, you can bet I still have all my patches and uniforms collected and all my books. Why might you ask, well I'll tell you why that is a huge part of my life I am still not ready to let go of yet! I sometimes sit here and think oh wow I wish I could sell Girl Scout cookies just one more time in my life...then I step back and say oh never mind that was the craziest time of the entire thing, but honestly I wouldn't have traded it for the world!

Once a Girl Scout always a Girl Scout! You know what they always say "Make new friends,

but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold. A circle is round, it has no end. That's how long, I will be your friend."

My Girl Scout leader was honestly the best! I loved her then and I love her now! She will always be one of my main supporters! I don't know if I would be where I am today if it wasn't for you! So with that being said, I want to thank you so much for everything you have ever done for me and helping make me a better person!

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An Open Letter To My Unexpected Best Friend

You came out of nowhere and changed my life for the better.

“It's so amazing when someone comes to your life and you expect nothing out of it, but suddenly, there right in front of you is everything you ever need."


Dear Unexpected Best Friend,

You were the person I never thought I would speak to and now you are my very best friend. You came out of nowhere and changed my life for the better. I can't thank you enough for everything you have done to shape me into the person I am today. You've taught me what it means to be selfless, caring, patient, and, more importantly, adventurous.

You don't realize how much better my life has become and all because you came out of nowhere. I didn't see you coming. I just saw you on occasion, and now I can't see my life without you in it. It's funny how life works itself out like that. Our unexpected friendship filled a hole in my life that I didn't know existed.

I don't even remember what life was like before you came along; it most likely had a lot less laughter and spontaneity than it does today. I can call you about anything and you would drop whatever you're doing to help me in any situation. You know when I need encouragement. You know when I am at my best and when I am at my worst. You always know exactly what to say.

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I couldn't have found a better friend than you if I tried. We balance each other out in the best way possible. You are most definitely the yin to my yang, and I don't care how cliché that sounds. Because of you, I've learned to stop caring what people think and to do my own thing regardless of any backlash I might receive. You are my very favorite part of what makes me who I am to this day.

It's as if I wished up a best friend, and poof — you appeared right in front of me. I am so beyond blessed to have you and I wouldn't trade the world for all our memories. Thanks for coming out of nowhere.

Love you forever and a day.

Cover Image Credit: Lauren Medders

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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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