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By Avery Gaines

This one is for you, my dear friend.

This is for you, when you’re feeling alone on a sunny day and it seems as if everyone else is in good company. This is for you on the days when you feel as if life for you is at a standstill, but other’s worlds are moving fast.  This is for you when you are sad and everyone else is happy.  This is for you when you are feeling broken while everyone else is whole.  This is for you to let you know that I am here, and I love you.

This is for the days when you don’t feel as if you are good enough.  You are.  You have made me into the person that my younger self would be proud of.  You are the human that has single handedly made me better.  This is for you when you need to know how much I appreciate you.  How much I appreciate the times you let me complain to you about my life and you didn’t even speak one word of your broken heart because you wanted mine to stay whole.

This is for you when I want you to be selfish.  I want you to do whatever makes you simply smile because you have spent too many days in sadness.  I want you to do things for you now because your whole life has been about others.

This is for when you feel as if you need something to laugh at.  I want you to look back on the times we spent laughing alone in a room for hours about nothing, or the party we went to together and spent a majority of the time in the bathroom with each other because we were having more fun taking pictures.  This is for when I want you to know how proud of you I am.  You’re in the process of making your future better for yourself and the ones close to you.  I am proud to be called your friend because you put other before yourself, but would never complain about it.

This is for when you need an extra confidence boost.  You are beautiful inside and out my dear friend.  I can look into the depths of your soul and I will find the most genuine person I have ever come across.  Life is more wonderful with you here, and this is for when you need to be reminded of that.

This is for when I want to thank you.  I want to thank you for letting me inside your world, because now it has become mine also.  I want to thank you for never giving up on yourself because you made sure I never gave up on myself.  This is for when I want to tell you things that my mouth cannot, but what my heart always feels.

This is for when you need to know that someone loves you.

Thank you for being you my dear friend.

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