Dear Friend,

I don’t think you really see how special and awe-inspiring you are, and I am here to remind you of that. I am here to tell you that women like you are so rare and precious and that I feel truly blessed to have you in my life.

You inspire me because you are not afraid to be yourself. And I know you weren’t born that way. I know that life has beaten and bent you. I know it took you a long time to learned to truly love yourself.

You had to build your confidence from scratch. But you managed. Somewhere down the line, you realized that it’s not about being perfect—it’s about being you. It’s about accepting yourself.

You taught me that you don’t always have to be strong. You are allowed to have a meltdown from time to time. You are allowed to break into pieces. That’s OK as long as you keep picking yourself up.

Not giving up on yourself is what it’s all about, and it doesn’t matter how long it takes. It’s the end result that counts.

You inspire me because no matter how many curve balls life threw at you, you always found the moments to smile.

Even in your darkest hour, you keep a positive mind. You always enjoy the small fragments of light that come your way.

You know that there are always some good days just around the corner, waiting for you, waiting for your loved ones, and it’s only a matter of time before you get there.

You transform an ordinary day into extraordinary.

You have a great sense of humor. You can make a whole room laugh without making an actual effort. There is something radiant about you that makes people gravitate to you.

You are intelligent, driven and passionate in whatever you do. When you hit a roadblock, you just keep on persisting until you make it. And I’m lucky just to witness that.

Watching you dream big inspires me to do the same.

Watching you dream big inspires me to do the same.

You are brave enough to leave your comfort zone and reach for more. You don’t allow your fears to hold you down. You say you’ve done that for years and that it is time to change your ways.

I couldn’t agree more. I will try to do the same. I want more for myself. I want to try new things and follow new adventures.

All the problems and all the love troubles I’m experiencing seem less when I share them with you.

Thank you for listening to my drama over and over again. I know that I keep repeating myself from time to time. But you get me somehow. You know just the right things to say. Heck, you sometimes even know me better than I know myself.

Thank you for bearing with me. Thank you for all the love and support you’ve been giving me all these years.

You taught me that not everything has to have an answer.

I’m an overthinker, and I don’t do well with things that are left unsaid. I don’t do well with relationships that have loose ends. I hate not having closure. But I guess that’s inevitable.

You’ve been there, and you know. There’s no point in thinking about ‘what ifs’ and people who chose to disappear from one’s life without saying a word.

You keep reminding me that people like that are not worthy of my time and that makes the whole process of moving on a little bit easier.

Thank you for soothing my thoughts. Thank you for showing me by example how it’s done. And though these things are never painless, they’ve started hurting a bit less.

Thank you for reminding me that I deserve more.

You make me believe it myself. I’ve had my fair share of toxic relationships that have made me think I am not good enough. But in your eyes, there’s no one as good as me.

There is nothing about me that you would change. You just push me to be the best version of myself. You just keep repeating, “More self-love baby girl, more self-love.”

And you are right. I need to love myself more. I need to demand the same respect back that I’m giving to someone or I will end up heartbroken again.

Thank you for being brutally honest even when I don’t want to hear it

You won’t sugarcoat anything. I can count on you to give me a reality check when I need one. You always keep me grounded and remind me that I have to take my brain with me when I follow my heart.

You will tell me if someone’s stringing me along or making a fool out of me because I’m caught in the love mist and unable to see that for myself.

You know that it will be painful to hear that, but you are only trying to spare me from even greater pain in the future.

There are many more similar situations. I don’t even want to count them because it would take forever. But the point is, you have my back. You protect me even when I don’t even realize I need protection.

You make my life better. You make everyone’s life better.

You make my life better. You make everyone’s life better.

You are amazingly charismatic, and you have this unique gift to lift other people’s spirits up. You are kind, compassionate and selfless.

You are an angel on Earth who came into this world with the purpose to help others. You care for others first and for yourself second. You are always the one who gives more, tries more and loves more.

Sadly, that’s something people take advantage of too often—especially those you’ve cared for the most. Those you let into your heart. The men of your life who didn’t know how to appreciate you.

They took your goodness for granted. They got used to your understanding of nature, and they kept thinking that you will keep on forgiving them for eternity. They thought they can come and go as they wished.

They never could have pictured this new woman you have become. The empowered woman who doesn’t let anybody treat her like crap. The woman who respects herself and demands to be respected back.

There are boundaries within you that no one can cross. You raised your standards even though you are still a low-maintenance girl.

You don’t need fancy dinners and expensive gifts. You need someone who will laugh with you while you take something from a food stand, and someone to gift you his free time and attention.

The guy who ends up being your forever will be so lucky to have you.

He will have a woman by his side who knows what is truly important in life, the one who doesn’t sweat the small stuff, the one who is loyal to the bone.

He will have a strong and independent woman who doesn’t need him but wants him in her life. And if he’s smart, he’ll appreciate you even more for it.

I know that you can’t see yourself through my eyes.

You are so modest that you don’t even realize how amazing and unique you are. You believe that everyone has a heart like yours.

But I wrote it anyway, just to show you what you are made of. Just to tell you that you inspire me and make me want to be the best version of myself.

You’ve touched my life in ways I can’t even explain. You are my rock. You are the one I share my happiness with. I am so blessed to have you in my life.

Thank you for love. Thank you for friendship. Thank you for being you.

I believe that these kinds of friendships are rare. They are something out of this world. They are something to thank God for and never take for granted.

I really do believe that friendships like ours are forever. You see life happens, things change, people come and go, relationships end, but a best friend is someone who stays by your side for eternity.

A Letter To My Best Friend: You Inspire Me

Leah Lee

Leah Lee – Writer. Dreamer. Adventurer. Eternal Optimist.
I am an English language and literature professor and writing came naturally alongside that. It was something I did for me until I decided to share it with the rest of the world.
I write about love, emotions, relationship issues and ways to solve them and most importantly about empowering women to become the best versions of themselves.
My inspiration comes from all that I’ve been through in life, and it was a bumpy road but full of valuable lessons. I hope that my experience will do some good to all of those who like to read my work.

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