To All My Friends: Because With You, Life is Better

 

I’ve been thinking about the story of my life lately, thinking about how so many things have changed in so little time and at the same time so much has stayed the same even when there’s a lot of change going on. (Does that make any sense? Sometimes things make complete sense when I say them in my head or even when I tell them to myself out loud in the car, but when I actually write them they don’t sound as good as I thought, that’s what happened with that first sentence). Anyway…

My friends are one of those things that have stayed the same when so many other things changed. There’s engagements, weddings, babies, distance, success and even failure sometimes, but they’re still here and I’m still here thanks to them in some ways. I don’t know why we stop telling our friends what we think or how we feel about them. When I was little I remember it was easier to write letters to friends saying things like “you’re my best friend”, “I had so much fun at your party” or “thank you for being my friend”, but as a grown up I rarely do it. Life gets harder, more complicated, and even when they’re by my side through it all, I rarely express to them how I really feel.

The other day I told one of my best friends something I’ve always known, but I had never said before. I told her that she probably didn’t know it, but she was the one who introduced me to music, to new music for me at least. Of course I knew music before she came into my life, but I didn’t know about all the beautiful sounds I was missing out  on until she showed them to me. And today, Don’t Stop Me Now is one of my favorite songs because more than 10 years ago she introduced me to Queen. And that’s just an example of something a friend of mine has given to me. So today I wanted to take some time to say I love you and a big THANK YOU to all my friends.

Thank you for getting in touch with me on any day, out of the blue just to talk about what’s going on in our lives.
Thank you for tagging me on that facebook note that you think is interesting.
Thank you going to concerts with me and enjoying music together.
That you for being there no matter if there’s shit or sunshine around me.
Thank you for being starightforward with me when I’ve needed a reality check.
Thank you for the fun times and for the not so fun ones.
Thank you for your unconditional love and support.
Thank you for all the gossip, because let’s face it, we girls like to gossip.
Thank you for the advice, for the words of wisdom.
Thank you for letting me be part of your life, and thanks for wanting to be part of mine.

We may not call each other everyday, and we may see ourselves every two, three or more months, still you are one of the most important and amazing part of my life.

Love you all, you know who you are.

Picture belongs to Sania Claus Demina

 

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