A Thank You Letter To My Person

A Thank You Letter To My Person

You are such an amazing person and I am so grateful to have you in my life.
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Dear Marisa or as I like to call you, Mersa,

First off, you know this was really hard for me to write because I'm not super sentimental, but I think you deserve to hear big ole' thank you from me. So bare with me, while I probably make you uncomfortable with the amount of love I'm about to give you.

I don't think I tell you often enough that you are an amazing human being. We've only known each other for about three years now, and as cliche as it sounds, it feels like forever. You know everything about me, from the darkest times to the light, and you've stuck by my side. I want to thank you for that. I know I am not the easiest person to deal with, but you've managed to stick around. Thank you for being one of the only people who understands my dark, dry humor. You're the only one I can be truly humorous with about being depressed, and that brings a lot of light into that terrible mental illness. Thank you for doing the exact same thing with me for four months this summer. The nights at Recess and Taco Bell were definitely worth the gas and money because we formed a bond that I don't think will ever be broken.

You've listened to me complain about heartbreak, and how I will never be good enough, but you always remind me that I am. I am eternally grateful for that. You understand me in a way a lot people don't, and that is not easy to find in friendships. Thank you for listening to me tell you the same stories over and over again, and continuing to act surprised on how it ends. Thank you for listening to the exact same playlist this summer, and being the only person to want to listen to dreadfully sad songs right before we go out. Thank you for the adventures that led us to meeting amazing new friends, and for always being down to just to drive around.

Thank you for being the person you are. I am so grateful to have such an amazing person in my life. I appreciate everything you do for me. Thanks for liking all the same stuff as me, and I hope we get abducted by aliens soon. You're the raddest friend out there, and I'm glad you are my person.

Love, Karrot

Cover Image Credit: Kara Hickey

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17 Empowering Bible Verses For Women

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We all have those days where we let the negative thoughts that we're "not good enough," "not pretty enough" or "not smart enough" invade our minds. It's easy to lose hope in these situations and to feel like it would be easier to just give up. However, the Bible reminds us that these things that we tell ourselves are not true and it gives us the affirmations that we need. Let these verses give you the power and motivation that you're lacking.

1. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future."

2. Psalm 46:5

"God is within her, she will not fall."

3. Luke 1:45

"Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her."

4. Proverbs 31:17

"She is energetic and strong, a hard worker."

5. Psalm 28:7

"The Lord is my strength and my shield."

6. Proverbs 11:16

"A gracious woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth."

7. Joshua 1:9

"Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

8. Proverbs 31:30

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised."

9. 1 Corinthians 15:10

"By the grace of God, I am what I am."

10. Proverbs 31:26

"When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness."

11. Psalm 139:14

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."

12. 1 Peter 3:3-4

"Don't be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God."

13. Colossians 2:10

"And in Christ you have been brought to fullness."

14. 2 Timothy 1:7

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."

15. Jeremiah 29:11

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'"

16. Exodus 14:14

"The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm."

17. Song of Songs 4:7

"You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way."

Next time you're feeling discouraged or weak, come back to these verses and use them to give you the strength and power that you need to conquer your battles.

Cover Image Credit: Julia Waterbury

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