firstly, thank God for bringing us into each other’s lives so many years ago
secondly, thank God for the things that have happened in between then and now
maybe there are some regrets about how things turned out, or sometimes our mind does float to ‘what could have been..’
but i just want to focus on the now, where we both are in our lives, and what we mean to each other.
above all else, i am very thankful for the comfortable and honest friendship.
even though i seriously (SERIOUSLY) think you should check your words and language a bit more, i suppose i should be thankful that i am someone comfortable and ‘safe’ enough for you to share all this crap with.
i am also thankful that our friendship was before and is beyond social media. there’s no need for us to scream and announce the friendship on the rooftops. and the fact we don’t, doesn’t mean it’s less real or less meaningful. and there’s no need for us to fear that something unintentional would result. i am thankful that i feel safe about being myself and not sending weird signals. i am thankful that i can actually talk, discuss and think about what i want to talk, discuss and think about, without being afraid of being misleading or insensitive.
i want you to know that this is really not a friendship we should take for granted but perhaps we really need wisdom to know how to maintain it in a way that honours God and others around us. Not saying that we have crossed any lines, you know we haven’t and probably never will, but i suppose ‘outsiders’ may not empathize as much, and perhaps we should live (to some extent) for their benefit.
i am really thankful to God for allowing this to happen, and I do wonder how I would be surviving in this place without the friendship. that said, i never want to be in the way of your pursuit of happiness (by your own definition or otherwise), and i am so not interested in stirring up anything.
we are just friends, that’s all.
and dude, we will always be FRIENDS.
those last two lines have different meanings, and i mean both of them equally. 🙂