A Thank You Letter To My Good Friends

A Thank You Letter To My Good Friends

You are Awesome. Thanks

Hi everyone. I am writing a general letter to all my friends who have impacted my life, in either small or big ways. I am not going to reveal any names here, but I just want you to know you are appreciated. You know who you are.

The friends I've made this year, especially at W&J, have impacted my life in the following ways. For instance, I used to think that I had to be alone, and that I had to do everything on my own, but several people have shown me that even though we come and go as individuals, we don't have to struggle alone when we are all in the same place, on campus. People can be there for each other, and can form tight friendships with one another.

Friends are there when you need a shoulder to cry on. Even though we are busy figuring ourselves out, my friends have never failed to be there for me. They always try their best, as I do with them. The effort is what counts, and it shows me that they are genuine. I appreciate that.

My friends have convinced me to try new things, that I probably wouldn't even considered trying if I was on my own. They have helped me to broaden my horizons, and learn new things. Most of all, they've helped me to make new memories that we will always cherish.

Friends are always there to remind you not to procrastinate when there's an upcoming exam. A friend or two is great when you want to form study groups, or have a study partner. It's pretty awesome, and it makes everything less overwhelming.

Lastly, my friends are like sisters and brothers I never had, and I love them for that. And so, I would like to end it here by saying thank you. I hope we will be able to make more awesome memories at W&J (and other places) and can't wait to see you again. Love you guys!

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To The Grandmothers Who Made Us The Women We Are Today

Sincerely, the loving granddaughters.

The relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter is something so uniquely special and something to be treasured forever.

Your grandma loves you like you are her own daughter and adores you no matter what. She is the first person you run to when you have a problem with your parents and she never fails to grace you with the most comforting advice.

She may be guilty of spoiling you rotten but still makes sure to stress the importance of being thankful and kind.

Your grandma has most likely lived through every obstacle that you are experiencing now as a young adult and always knows just exactly what to say.

She grew up in another generation where things were probably much harder for young women than they are today.

She is a walking example of perseverance, strength, and grace who you aim to be like someday.

Your grandma teaches you the lessons she had to learn the hard way because she does not want you to make the same mistakes she did when she was growing up.

Her hugs never fail to warm your heart, her smile never fails to make you smile, and her laugh never fails to brighten your day.

She inspires you to be the best version of yourself that you can be.

You only hope that one day you can be the mother and grandmother she was to you.

A piece of girl’s heart will forever belong to her grandma that no one could ever replace.

She is the matriarch of your family and is the glue that holds you all together.

Grandmothers play such an important role in helping their granddaughters to grow into strong, intelligent, kind women.

She teaches you how to love and how to forgive.

Without the unconditional love of your grandma, you would not be the woman you are today.

To all of the grandmothers out there, thank you for being you.


the loving granddaughters

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Being The Last Friend To Turn 21 Isn't ALL Bad

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You may think being the last one out of your friend group to turn twenty-one is the worst thing in the world, but in all honesty, it doesn't have to be. One of the biggest perks is that everyone of your friends can go out to the bars with you on your birthday. All the people who turn twenty-one first have to wait for people to be able to go out with them, but you get to celebrate your birthday with all of your friends.

Another huge reason you should feel okay with being last to turn twenty-one is thinking about all the money you are saving. The bars are expensive. When you don't go to the bars you are saving so much money because an average bar drink is about seven dollars. This being said seven dollars multiple times a night, multiple nights a week really adds up, so you are going to have to budget your money better.

You don't have to be the one to buy alcohol for everyone else. Having a ton of people ask you to buy them alcohol must get annoying at a point, and if you're the youngest out of your friends, no one will be asking you to do liquor store runs for them because they can all go already for themselves.

The biggest reason is that you can enjoy being young. You should still continue to enjoy going to house parties and just being able to hang out with friends without having to go to the bars. Spend these months before you turn twenty-one just being able to enjoy life without feeling obligated to go out to the bars all the time. You have a great excuse when you don't want to drink on a weekday to just stay in. This being said it will be your turn to turn twenty-one soon.


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