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Best Friend, Here Are Reasons Why I’m Glad I’ve Met You

Dear Best Friend, 

I hope you are doing well. It has been 4 months since you left for the military. I know it must be very stressful and difficult, so I decided to express my gratitude for our friendship. If you don’t already know, I could write a whole essay and more to express what our friendship means to me but let me try to sum it up with the next three points.  

1. You are Straight Forward 

Since the day we met, you were always straight to the point. I always had the fear of others not being truthful with wanting to be my friend, but you never made me feel like that. You would say things that I needed to hear even though I did not want to hear them. I was able to see a whole new perspective on things because I listened to what you had to say and how you thought about things. 

2. You Make Me Laugh 

This is a generic reason to why you are my friend but it is soooooo true. You and I have hilarious moments together. We can go days and weeks without seeing/speaking to one other but the moment we are together, funny sh** goes down. I could be crying or pissed off and you still find a way to get me cracking up on the floor. From jokes at the dinner table to playing cards with my family, you can make all of us burst into laughter with a single sentence. Your one liners just get to everyone and im really going to have to start writing them down.  

3. You Motivate Me 

You truly made me a better person. When I was crying for a month because my father passed away, you were one of main reasons I was able to move past it. You told me to get myself together and push through it and you helped me get caught up on my school work. You also helped me get into healthier eating habits and exercising more. You did not make me feel bad for not being able to keep up with you on runs. You focused on the positives, which helped me focus on them too. 

Recently you asked, “Why are you friends with me?” The answer is not so simple, there are various reasons I can give you but they all lead back to a central theme. You are YOU. You rubbed off on me and I did the same for you. You will always be my best friend.. even when you are 1,070 miles away.  

University of Scranton 2023 Nursing Major "Happiness is a state of mind. It's just according to the way you look at things" - Walt Disney
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