These days, it’s rare that we find a person to befriend, let alone a person whose mind and soul seem to connect with our own. It’s really hard to meet people who genuinely understand our hearts and minds, and it’s especially hard to find people to share your world with, without fear of judgment and disappointment. Despite the huge challenges I’ve experienced throughout my life meeting new friends, I somehow managed to find a friend who totally gets me, as well as loves and supports me throughout this life. It’s been on my mind and heart lately how lucky I am to have someone like her influencing my life like she does each day, and there is just a few things I want her to know.
- I absolutely think the world of you.
Out of all the people who have come in and out of my life, your loyalty is one that I have never even thought about questioning. I’ve always felt that I could come to you for anything and everything. You are a listening ear, a loving heart, a beautiful person inside and out, and I want you to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you mean such an incredible amount to my life.
- You are the strongest person I know.
Because you are my best friend, I know when you’re struggling or hurting without you even having to tell me. You never let the world get the best of you, and I am totally inspired by the way you express God is working in your life. I notice you overcoming your struggles. I see you working each day, with a smile on your face, to create the life that you want. I watch you conquer your responsibilities with not only dedication, but with grace. I see the trials that you are facing and I want you to know that I pray for you every single day and thank God that he put such a great person in my life as an example of how to never give up. Please know your efforts inspire not only me, but everyone around you, and you should be so unbelievably proud of yourself. I know I am.
- Thank you for being happy for my happiness and empathetic during my sadness.
You are the first person I want to call when something good happens. When I call and let you know the good news, you are happier for me than I am for myself, giving me the most uplifting praises. That’s what being a best friend is all about. When I call you at 2am crying my eyes out about whatever, you automatically are sad, or infuriated with whoever or whatever hurt my heart at the time. You make sure that whatever I am facing, I am not facing it alone, and I love you for that. Please know I am always ALWAYS always here to be this person in your life as well.
- I absolutely adore your family.
Like most best friends, I have gotten to know your family, and I love them to pieces. Those precious people are the sole reason that you are such a phenomenal person. They love you more than anything in the world, and I love that they accept me and lift me up whenever I need it, just as you do. I love how they raised you to love Jesus, and for molding your heart into something worthy of praise and love. You make me a better person, and I know that they had a big hand in the influence you add to my life. You are beyond blessed.
- Thank you for always being there to help me through my storms, despite having your own obstacles to face.
This speaks volumes about you. You never cease to amaze me with the way you support me and build me up in those moments when I fail to see my worth, and do not understand the obstacles that have been placed in my life. You always tell me how it is, whether it’s exactly what I want to hear, or not. You put things into perspective and remind me that you are there for me and will always be there to pick me up when I am down. The fact that you take the time and effort to make me feel at peace with any given situation when you have your own situations to worry about, just shows me that I picked the right best friend. You are selfless, and I don’t know how I could even express how lucky I am to have a best friend like you.
- You have a heart of gold, and I am forever grateful for the sunshine you have brought to my life.
I never thought I would have someone who I could just sit around and laugh with and talk about the world. I love how we take turns encouraging one another. I love how you and I see the light in each other’s lives, even when our lives are surrounded by overwhelming darkness sometimes. I am in awe of the odd things that we laugh about on a daily basis. You always keep me on my toes and remind me that God planned a unique purpose for my life that is greater than whatever obstacle I am facing. You are the definition of a best friend, and I am so blessed to be able to call you not only my best friend, but my person. Here’s to the hundreds of bottles of wine I expect we will drink on the porch throughout the rest of our lives. I’m sure when we are 80, our front porch nights will be even more fun than they are now!
Thank you for always being there for me. I truly could never find a friend who is more perfect for me than you. No matter what happens in your life, know that you’ve always got a friend in me.. Don’t you ever forget your worth. You are a million times loved and appreciated. Never, ever give up. Keep smiling and know the impact that your example of living has on those around you. I love you, and I am so incredibly proud of the amazing person that you are.
"You is kind. You is smart. You is important." -The Help