For The Friend That Went The Extra Mile For Me

An Open Letter To My Very First True Friend

I didn't even know that friends like you existed.


Let me start off by saying how much I absolutely miss you.

It's been almost six years since we spent time together, but even so, you've continued to love and support me despite our distance. I can't tell you how incredible you are.

Growing up, I didn't surround myself with the right people.

I had lots of "friends" in childhood, but they were of quantity, not quality. I was constantly ignored, left out of conversations and not invited to group playdates. When I was acknowledged, it was only to ridicule me or try to change me into who they wanted me to be. I grew up with a skewed view of how friendships were supposed to be. I thought I didn't deserve to have friends who truly cared about me for who I was.

That is until you came along.

We met in gym class in seventh grade, and we became close when the Universe placed us in gym together again in eighth grade. You showed me the one thing that was hardly ever shown to me: Kindness. You never once tried to change who I was. You accepted me wholeheartedly; something that no friend had ever done for me before.

Eighth grade was a tough year for me. I went through my first breakup, friend drama and many other changes that were emotionally trying.

No matter how difficult I was, you were there with me through it all.

I never felt the need to be perfect around you. You never told me I should dress differently, do my hair and makeup differently or act a certain way.

You accepted everything about me, quirks and all.

I wish I had been a better friend to you, and I am truly sorry for not reciprocating your genuine nature towards me. I am sorry for not standing up for you, for not putting as much effort into our friendship as you did, as well as not giving my best self to you.

You deserve all of the neon-colored duct tape, matching studded belts and jellyfish hugs that the Universe has to offer (I would say that I have to offer but my bank account doesn't match my love for those around me).

Getting to see you at my work the other day was the blessing that the Universe knew I needed, even if it was only for a few short minutes. You set the tone for my future friendships. You taught me what it means to be a true friend; something I really needed to learn.

You reminded me I have intrinsic value and that I should only choose people who truly value me.

You saved me from becoming my biggest nightmare: a bad person.

Thank you for helping me become my best self. I love you so much, and I look forward to the day when I can finally give you a jellyfish hug!

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To My Best Friend Who Taught Me What True Friendship Is, I Can't Thank You Enough

"To the person who will love you endlessly, love her with kindness and understanding."

Dear Best Friend,

You have been a part of my life for quite some time now. You have seen my good, bad, and ugly sides and have stuck by my side through it all. I don't know if I could ever find the words to truly thank you for everything your friendship has given me, but I am definitely going to try.

Our lives have taken some twist and turn these past few years, but we have stayed strong through it all.

Thank you for judging me just the right amount.

Throughout our friendship, I have made some very questionable decisions. A lot of people would say "thanks for never judging me," but I feel like everyone needs a best friend who's going to tell them how it is, to tell them when they are about to make a bad decision or how to avoid something worse from happening. You have always told me how it is (even when I don't always want to hear it), but I know that I can come to you whenever I need someone to set me straight.

You're always down to do nothing with me.

I think that you are the one person that I can call up to hang out and do absolutely nothing with and have a good time. From the nights sitting in and playing card games to ordering Chinese food and watching an entire Netflix series while I dance around with the cat: I know that we could do anything, and nothing together and it would be fun.

But also, you're always down to get lit with me.

I swear one day we will be two old moms at a bar drinking vodka crans and laughing about the stupid shit our husbands and children do. You're always down to go out and have a good time. Even if everyone else we're with is miserable, we find a way to laugh at ourselves.

You are one of the few constant things in my life.

I've lost a lot of friends in my life, but you have stayed by my side through everything. I can't remember the last time we actually fought about anything, but even when we do we can't stay mad at each other for more than a day. I know we will be in each other's lives until we literally keel over.

I want you yo know that you're the strongest person I know.

You've dealt with things that not many people go through ever in their life. You have always been so mature, and you handle everything with grace. You inspire me every day with your goals and successes and I am so proud of you and all of your accomplishments.

Above all else, you deserve the world.

It's so easy to get caught up in your own mind and think that you deserve the things that happen to you, but please know that the only thing you deserve is happiness. Please settle for nothing short of that. It may take a bit to find your happiness, but I will be there every step of the way. You're a remarkable human being, and I want nothing but the best for you.

To the person who will hold your heart someday, please do not break it. To the person who may wrong you, you will regret it forever. To the person who will love you endlessly, love her with kindness and understanding.

You, my best friend, future bridesmaid, godmother of my children, the person to bail me out of jail, the one who lets me cry on their couch for twelve hours,

I love you.

I will cherish our friendship forever. Thank you for being you.

Love always,

Your best friend.

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