Anonymous submitted: In case I don't tell you enough, I just wanted you to know that I love you. You are one of the most appreciated people in my life, and though I don't often show it, you should know. Ever since we met I have owed so many smiles, and laughs, and (joyous) tears, to you. You show me how important life is and you have unknowingly taught me lessons I would have never learned otherwise. I'm so fucking proud of you and I am so lucky to call you a friend, more so one that I will be forever grateful for.
I’ve been sitting in front of this post for a few days now speechless; reluctant to respond, out of fear of being unable to find the words to describe exactly how this message makes me feel.
It’s incredibly humbling and overwhelming to hear that our friendship has had this kind of an impact on your life. Reading this gives me such a sense of accomplishment that I’d very rarely feel otherwise.
Regardless of where I go, what I achieve, which goals I set and reach, or which level of success I manage to attain in life…I feel like my ultimate goal and my ultimate purpose is to create and maintain friendships like the one you say we’ve had.
Knowing that I’ve had enough of an impact to make you feel this way is what makes life the most worthwhile for me, and is more important than any career advancement I could ever make.
I apparently must be doing something right, and that’s an incredibly reassuring realization.
So, thank YOU, whoever you are.