To My Best Friend I Found In An Unexpected Place

To My Best Friend I Found In An Unexpected Place

"It's strange how we find the best of friends in the most unexpected people." - Aly hunter

Dear Best Friend,

I can honestly say that I’m so lucky to have you in my life. Who knew that me popping my head in your dorm room to compliment your room would lead to us being friends, let alone lead to us being as close as we are.

We’ve only been friends for a year, but honestly, it seems like a lot longer than that. And you came at the perfect time whether you know that or not. I had just switched majors and already lost contact with a lot of the people I called my friends during my first semester of college, so I was alone. And then you were there.

To me, it felt like we had been friends for a long time from the start. I was surprised by it, but it was a good thing! I was comfortable confiding in you from the get-go which I have trouble doing when it comes to certain things.

Thank you for knowing how to deal with me when my depression hits. Thank you for reminding that there are other guys out there than the one I tend to get caught up on. Thank you for being there when I need to vent about something that happened.

Thank you for offering advice when I feel confused. Thank you for introducing me to a lot of people I can now call my friends too. Thank you for accepting my weirdness and not judging me.

Just know that I support you 100 percent in all you do. I know you’re going to do great things, and I can’t wait to see them happen for you. Both of us have changed so much this past year, and you’ve been a big part of me having more confidence. We’ve had our ups and downs, but I’m still proud to call you my best friend.

ilysm.

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I saw what he never did.

Seeing your best friend hurting and not being able to help is one of the things that I continue to struggle with. It’s frustrating when you see so much light and love inside one person and other people are too blinded by things that don’t matter to notice.

My best friend has been here for me for the past 18 years. Through every single break up, every single sleepless night and every moment where I needed her, no matter the day or time. She is loyal, loving, understanding, wise way beyond her years and sweet as all hell.

I just want to say thank you to her ex boyfriend who thought he broke her. You made her stronger and thanks to you she finally sees her worth.

Your worthless comments, your manipulative actions only made her stronger. She realizes she doesn’t need anyone but herself. And she sure as hell is worth more than the shitty attempted love you tricked her into thinking you gave. While you’re out there with the girls you told her not to worry about she is no longer wasting her time on guys who refuse to see her value.

I want my best friend to know that we see all of the things he never did. All of the qualities you possess that I can only pray I can one day obtain. I want to thank you for being in my life because without it I know I would be a completely different person. I am thankful for our friendship and I am thankful for you.

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Counting My Blessings

Instead of allowing hurt to penetrate your heart, choose to count your blessings.

I honestly don't know how I got so lucky.

Really, the word lucky is not the best term to use, but blessed.

I have got an incredible family and some of the most amazing friends. Each individual and unique person brings so much importance into my life that I could never begin to explain it to its full potential.

God has blessed me abundantly and my cup is overflowing.

This absolutely does not mean that I don't have bad days. I have some of the worst of the worst. And quite frankly, if I allowed myself to speak negativity into each day I am sure that I could find one thing to complain about.

However, this isn't about those but rather the goodness of God and those He has placed in my life.

Do you ever get overwhelmed when you choose to think about the good? I know I personally get so overwhelmed at times that I find myself at a loss of words reflecting on those who love me unconditionally. Just knowing that those people are my family and friends and that they love me no matter what astounds me and puts me in a place of pure joy.

They truly never cease to make my heart so full.

You want to know a secret though?

Just like I know that I am not perfect, neither are they. They know that and I would never expect them to be. Mistakes will be made and feelings will be hurt from both sides of the party.

But love is so powerful and so strong.

Love means that we don't have to hold on to the hurt. Instead we can take some time if needed to breathe and we forgive.

I am so grateful for each precious soul Christ has placed into my life for a purpose.

I am also thankful for the ones He has placed in my life throughout the years who have come and gone for many different reasons.

At times when I have found myself upset over the loss of a friendship, and there will be those moments, I have learned to choose to reflect on the memories that will be cherished forever.

While I don't need to understand why it had to happen it is very important to trust Him in knowing that it was for a reason. That is just another reason that shows how good our Heavenly Father is and that He will always protect us. He has given us good memories to cling to in those moments of reflection which makes it much easier to let go and to let God.

In life you will have hard days and then some that are even harder than your hard days. You may feel at your weakest and like you have no hope, friends, joy, or even love.

I have these weak moments, but then I think about the goodness of Christ and the people who He placed into my life.

These are the blessings that I choose to count as I face difficulties in the next year. I will no longer allow the hurt and disappoint take aim at my heart.

God is good and He is faithful. My cup is overflowing with the multitude of love that He has given me. I pray that you also will choose to count your blessings.

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