BY REBECCA LEONARD

Dear Best Friend,

I’m not going to give you a list of reasons why I love you, or why I’m so happy to have you in my life. However, I do want to explain to you what you’ve done for me and I want to say thank you.

Ever since we met (for the second time) we’ve stuck by each other’s side, through torturous assignments and class periods we thought would never end. We eventually cascaded into weekly dinner dates and late night cry sessions because life had been too rough on us.

Let’s face it, we both have a habit of piling too much on our plate, which brings me to my point.

You might not know this, but I have you to thank for so much. These last few months haven’t been the most positive for me and you’ve stood by my negativity and my struggle to pick myself back up. You’ve stood by me even when I was convinced I was alone. But in the same amount of time, you also showed me caring for other people is the best way to heal

You proved to me in a short time that the strength of a friendship isn’t dependent on how long you’ve known each other-- it’s dependent on how you care for each other.

Sometimes I think about how I’ve lost someone who I considered to be that “best friend/family” type of person. I think about how much it hurt for her to leaves after so many years. I remember how often I’ve cried to you about how much I miss the memories that I made with her, but every time I do, I smile.

I smile because that person left to make room for our friendship to grow and to blossom.

You’re honestly the best person in my life, and I hope you know how much I appreciate everything you’ve done.

Love,

Me

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