This is an open letter to those who have stood by me.
When we go through issues, we sometimes feel we are alone. We forget to acknowledge the people who have been there for us in the background. Even when it felt like we were on our journey’s alone, they were there patiently waiting for us to ask for help.
When we struggle in life, we seem to remember the hard times when we cried ourselves to sleep or complained about our situations for hours. We seem to forget who is on the other end of those conversations and moments. Even when we remember the hard times as feeling lonely, we need to remember the people who were always there even if we didn’t recognize them.
When I was struggling with my issues, my friends and family were always there to look out for me even when I didn’t want their help. When I would hardly eat at lunch, they would ask if I was okay. When I didn’t hangout for a few days, they would call to see if I needed anything. If I was having a weaker day, they would come over and bring me Dunkin. When we would hangout, they would do everything in their power to up a smile on my face. If I was feeling insecure, they would share their insecurities to make me feel less alone. When I didn’t want to eat, they would wait patiently until I did. They offered to go to therapy with me and ask for help. They stood by me even when I was the worst person to be around. They stuck up for me time after time, even when I didn’t deserve it.
There are people in this world that will be placed into your life who you will feel are too good for you. They will be the kind of people who no matter what you do or say to them, they will still be there for you at the end of the day. They will stand by your side when you are at your weakest and they will be the same people who will celebrate with you during your best moments. They have seen every side of you and accept every flaw and imperfection. They will accept you for every fiber of your being. They are the people who stay when you need them the most. They understand you, they get you and they stay.
We don’t need to go through this world alone. It is hard enough to try and figure out the rest of our lives alone, so don’t. Let the right people in and remember to thank them for being there for you. You would be surprised to see how much they do for you, even when you don’t see them in the background. They are always looking out for you, you just need to open your eyes. Thank the people who have stayed with your throughout the years, you wouldn’t be the person today without them.
To my friends and family, thank you for allowing me to be all that I am and everything that consumes me. Thank you for standing by me through the past few years of my life even when I might not have always noticed. You are always there for me and I don’t thank you enough for it. Thank you for allowing me to be the loud, crazy and goofy person I am. Thank you for hearing my story and continuing to see me without judgement in your eyes. Thank you for keeping my secrets and making me feel safe enough to tell you in the first place. Thank you for making me laugh and smile even when I was at my lowest. Thank you for being who you are and walking along this journey with me. Thank you for letting me in and allowing me to be a part of lives. Thank you for taking my good and bad days. Thank you for taking away my fear and replacing it with acceptance. Thank you for loving me unconditionally. Thank you for saving my life.