Thank you, doesn’t simplistically convey it.
Somewhere along the way, we went from friends to family. You became this extension of me and it’s not just my life I’m leading, it’s a life you are choosing to be a part of. And I’m so grateful because the wonderful thing about friendship is you are choosing to stand in front of a door that is open and staying put.
Your loyalty is the greatest gift I could ask for.
Your loyalty to me is something I try so hard to match. Sometimes I wake up and I wonder how on the earth did I get so lucky? Because of the many things I’ve done wrong in life, what I’ve done right is maintaining this friendship. I look at you and I see the good things I’ve done in my life, despite the bad. We both know I’m no saint and with every mistake I make, you’ve been there to pick me up and dust me off.
You help me to become better.
But we both know there are some mistakes I’ve made and some mistakes I continue you make. I come to you first. I analyze the situation, I replay all the details and there you are listening, probably rolling your eyes and repeating the same thing over and over again.
Because we both know it’s a conversation we’ve had before. You want something more for me. And I know it feels like you can’t help someone who doesn’t first want to help themselves.
Because you have better intentions for my life than I have for myself sometimes.
Maybe it’s in the people I choose to date. Maybe it’s the 700th chance I’ve given a person you’ve grown to hate. Einstein once said, “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
I’m sorry I do this. Because all you’ve ever done is want what is best for me. You see me in the best light and see me making the wrong choices. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is watch someone you love to do wrong and know the only thing you can do is pick up the broken pieces afterward. You want to pull them in and stop them from walking towards danger. But more than other people we are our own worst enemy.
Your love and support motivate me.
I know it’s not fair to you. And I know I’m stubborn. You may think I don’t listen. But I do. I hear you loud and clear. And there’s nothing that hurts me more than disappointing you. And sometimes you are honest and I’m oversensitive. But it’s what I need.
I know I first need to help myself. I know I have to make the change in my life. And I value you for standing by me through it.
I honestly think you are a guardian angel walking with me.
More than anything, I want to say thank you. You should know if it ever came down to it (a habit I can’t kick, even if those habits are toxic people) I’d pick you every time. You stand by me and it isn’t something I take for granted. And I know it will never come down to you walking away. Because just as I’d never walk away from you, you’re one of the only things I’m completely confident in, in my own life.
I love you. I value you. And every day I’ll try and do better and be better. Motivation comes in knowing I never walk alone in this crazy thing called life.
Of every person in my life, you’re not only the one person I can’t live without but I’d never want to.
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