As you know, I’m all about gratitude and appreciation. So, today I want my friends to know how grateful I am to have them in my life and how much they mean to me:
Thank you for being there for me through some of the most difficult times in my life.
Thank you for being genuinely happy for my success and good fortune, as if it were your own.
Thank you for forgiving my faults, and immature lapses in judgment, and for tolerating my idiosyncrasies.
Thank you for the phone calls, notes, e-mails, DMs, and IMs of support when I was overwhelmed with life.
Thank you for being my friend always, not just when it was convenient.
Thanks for letting me vent, and trusting me enough to tell me what’s bothering you.
Thank you for making time for me, even on your busiest days.
Thank you for not letting time or distance affect our friendship.
Thank you for being honest with me when I really needed you to be.
Thank you for asking how I’m doing, and actually wanting to hear the answer.
Thank you for hugs, smiles, inside jokes, and memories.
Thanks for understanding that I could never write a long enough blog post to express how much you all mean to me.
Okay, now it’s your turn. Take this opportunity to thank your friends. Leave a couple of lines or a couple of paragraphs in the comments, as much as you need. Then, copy and paste what you wrote into an e-mail and send it to them. Don’t be embarrassed to express how you feel. It’ll mean more than you know, and you’ll be so glad you did it. And feel free to send them a link to this post if you’re worried they’ll be confused by the random outpouring of gratitude