An open letter To my best friend who wants to give up,
I remember when I was crying in the college bathroom over the uncanny, inconsiderate actions of my ex-best friend, you stood right there and reminded me that none of it was worth it. That nothing could ever be worth my tears. No person especially. I want you to remember this everyday when you’re fighting with your roommate, with your mom, with your guy best friend, with anyone really.
I know you’re at that point where you feel like you should just give up and not care about people anymore: that if people are not putting in efforts, why should you? I want you to know that in a year of 365 days, I have this thought on 265 different days. I want to give up on people almost always.
I once read in a survey in the newspaper that many people go through life continuously ejecting people. These people rarely ever succeed. I once read this post online that said that when people change, the most you can do is leave them and the least you can do is forgive them. I want you to know, that after everything I’ve been through and after everything I’ve seen you grow through, I know that you will get through anything life throws at you. I know the last thing you want is some motivation speech but I also know that everything I say, you’ve already said to me.
I wish that for once you would make yourself as happy as you hope to make other people. I sometimes wish that you would stop caring for people with all your might just so you could care for yourself instead. But I know thats not how you are programmed.
I want you to always remember that you are choosing your own destiny day by day, moment by moment. And that you are not giving up even though you say you are – because that is not who you are.
Your best friend who wishes you’d see yourself through her eyes