Day 1: Best Friend

I’ve been thinking real hard about who I should write to. I don’t think that you could stay best friends with just one person all your life, but I do acknowledge that there are several cases who are exceptions to the theory that I have just stated. To those exceptions, I applaud you.

In my life so far, I have realized that I have had a best friend for every season. Sometimes they play the part for more than a season, sometimes, they could only last for so long. I understand that I was never the clingy type. I allow people to move on because I acknowledge the fact that every one of us has a life to live and that we are free to make our own choices. For me, being a friend meant that you support your friends no matter where or what they set there hearts to, even if that meant letting them go.

Enough of the drama and the lengthy introduction. I will now write to someone who I deem to be my best friend for many seasons. Although we do not talk as much, or update each other specifically on our whereabouts, I know in my heart of hearts that that person will always be there to support me in every dream I dare to achieve.

Dear You,

I do not know if I ever thanked you enough in person for just being there. I may not be someone you would consider as your best friend but you sure are to me. I’m sorry if you are anonymous in this letter. It is such because I’m scared to tell you for some reason for I fear that you might come across this letter and realize that you do not see me the way I see you. You see, I do not ever want to put labels on things because I do not want to box anyone or force anyone into functioning in the label I put on them. I want both you and I to just be free and be ourselves whenever we have the time to spend with each other.

I’ve always treasured you, too much I sometimes realize because sometimes, I do not like to share you with anyone else. I was so happy the first time you talked to me, well because at that time, I really wanted you to talk to me and well, I was so interested to get to know you more. I was somewhat pulled into your gravity without you realizing it. You can’t imagine how I really treasured the first real conversation that we had. I tried to remember every single word that you said, because you shared your life and it’s not every day that I get to listen to someone talk about themselves and well, we hardly knew each other.

As time went by, I got to know you more. You got to know me more. When you had time to spare, we’d go out for coffee and well, we didn’t talk that much to each other, but I treasure the silences that we had and how it surprised me that I was so comfortable in those silences with you. I love to talk a lot, you know that all too well, but somehow your quietness calms me down and lets me enjoy the moment with you.

By this time, most of the people who are close to me would know already who you are.

Anyway, I would just like to thank you because you always seem to know how to cheer me up. I could be such a drama queen over trivial things but you are always patient to ask me what things are bothering me and you always know how to counter my drama with you little ways.

Thank you because you always encourage me to go on with life, to reach for the stars and to just do what my heart tells me to do. Thank you for your prayers because I feel them even if we are far-away from each other. Even if we have such a great distance between us, you remind me that you are just nearby, that we are still in the same continent after all and that you are just a message away.

Thank you for your stories, for telling me things about your life even if sometimes, I have to force it out of you. Thank you for trusting me and thank you because I can trust you. Thank you for being a keeper of my secrets, for sharing in the burden of secrets that I can’t keep to myself.

And most of all, thank you for accepting me to be your friend. I can be such a pain sometimes. Thank you for sticking with me, for being a shoulder to cry on, a patient ear, a rock to lean on.

Know that I want to be here for you, all the same. I thank God for meeting a person as amazing as you are.

Until I see you again,

Lisa

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