We always talk about how much we love our boyfriends, but what about our best friends? They're the real MVPs of our lives. Your relationship with your gal pals is one of the best you'll ever have in your life and unlike any other relationship you'll ever experience. So here's to celebrating our friendships – this is a letter to my best friends to thank them for everything they've done and all they'll do for me in the future. I'm sure you and your best friends will be able to relate to this letter as well!
We need to thank our friends more often for how impactful they are in our lives. So why not send this message to your girl gang to show them just how grateful you are for their endless love and support?
Here is a love letter to my best friends, and to all the incredible best friends out there around the world:
To my best friends,
Thank you for being there with me through all seasons of life – whether it's the ups, the downs, the beautiful or the ugly. Thank you for loving me and giving me support no matter what I'm going through and for being happy when I'm happy, and sad when I'm sad.
Thank you for being the ones I can always count on. Whether it's bigger things like making sure I have the best birthday party ever or smaller things like always giving a shoulder to lean on and a hand to hold when life gets tough, you're there by my side no matter what.
I never have to question whether you will come through because you continually help me in ways I didn't even know I needed. You know how to always make things better, and to bring a bottle of rosé and my favourite snacks whenever needed.
Thank you for being there when the guys in our lives were not. For showering me with love and affection at times when he didn't, wouldn't or couldn't. For doing friendship gestures worthy of a rom-com.
Thank you for still showing up with no judgment accompanied by ice cream and snacks even after I made a mistake with the boy you warned me about.
Thank you for always allowing me to be 100% myself. Thank you for calling me beautiful when things don't work out with a guy. Thanks for always making me feel better and treating me to some chocolate indulgence. When I'm not being me or I'm doubting myself, you remind me of who I am and why I should be proud to have grown into the woman I am today.
Thank you for always making me laugh. Whether it's tagging me in the best memes the Internet has to offer, laughing through reality TV shows like The Bachelor or Keeping Up With The Kardashians together, reminding me of inside jokes, sending me the ugliest Snapchats in human existence, or screaming the lyrics to Taylor Swift or The Jonas Brothers songs with me, some of the best laughs of my life have been with you.
Thank you for always challenging me and encouraging me in all my ambitions, like pushing me to apply for that internship or leadership position even when I don't think I have the qualifications for it.
You drag me out of bed for that 8 AM class when all I wanna do is sleep, and I might hate it at the moment, but looking back, I wouldn't have it any other way. Thanks for accompanying me for all those long study sessions. You're always honest with me, especially if you think I'm making a mistake, i.e with a guy, and it's a much-needed dose of reality.
Thank you for showing me what love is. There's something unique about a friendship bond that cannot be found in any other relationship. You have taught me what it means to be a loving friend and what it means to receive love, even if sometimes I feel like I don't deserve it. You've loved me when I don't have the strength to love myself.
Thank you for being one of the few things I know will remain constant while I navigate an ever-changing world. Through different boyfriends, jobs, schools, and life changes, our friendship will stand steadfast. You are more than a friend, you are my soul sisters.
Thank you for everything. No words could ever describe how eternally grateful I am for you and our friendship, but I can promise I'll always keep trying my best to let you know how much I love you. I know our relationship is one that will last a lifetime. You are my person, forever and always. Hubert H. Humphrey famously said, "The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it." Thanks to you, I have too.
Love always, your best friend forever.