To The Friends We Met This Year Who Will Remain In Our Lives Forever


Thank you.

Thank you for being there when you didn’t have to, thank you for supporting me when you weren’t obligated to, thank you for building a new life with me, thank you for embarking on a new journey with me and thank you for reassuring me that it doesn’t matter how long we’ve know each other or how we met, all that matters is how genuinely we love and care about each other because that’s what makes all the difference.

Thank you for all the new memories you made with me, thank you for the times I opened up to you and you didn’t judge me and thank you for trusting me to hold your deepest secrets as well. Thank for making the journey a little less lonely, thank you for walking the same path with me and not because you have to but because you want to.

Thank you for making the road easier, the music louder, the darkness lighter and the bumps smoother.

We may not know everything we need to know about each other but we know enough. We know that we both share the same feelings, maybe the same dreams or maybe we’re total opposites but we connected and we bonded over the smallest and biggest things and one way or another your friendship made me a better person and a better friend.

You reminded me how to let someone in again, how to call someone a friend even if we haven’t been in each other’s lives for that long, you reminded me of how good friendships start and how you get that feeling in your heart that it will last.

You reminded me that it’s never too late to make a new friend and let someone see the parts of you that you only show to your closest friends and you reminded me that some people come into our lives to make it better, to teach us something, to show us what we were missing and to remind us that sometimes people can hear us when we don’t say a word and they can understand us more than people we’ve known for years.

So thank you for being in my life this year and I’m sure you will be for years to come because the truth is, the friends we meet later in life become our friends by choice, we weren’t put in the same class in school and our parents weren’t best friends who forced us to become friends, we chose each other, we chose to be more than colleagues or acquaintances or just temporary friends. We chose to be closer, we chose to spill some secrets, we chose to travel together, we chose to support each other through hard time and celebrate with each other the good times.

Our friendship was a choice, and out of all the choices I made this year, you’re my favorite one.

Thank you for being in my life. I love you.

Here’s to many more years to come and many more memories to make. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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