To a friend I never thought I’d have, this is a not-so-short appreciation letter to express how you’ve been a blessing to my life.
I do not remember exactly how the two of us became close friends. I just knew that you’re a cool person and fun to be with. I can still remember when you call me Audrey. I will always be grateful for that start and for all the memories that followed after. (I had an attempt to list the highlights of our friendship using the images I had on Facebook and Instagram as reference BUT it’s a lot! so, never mind.)
Pictures, food, coffee, food, “rolling in the deep”, food, games, music, food, Instagram, food, coffee, yep! mostly food. hahaha! Things we bond and do together.
Thank you for making work more enjoyable for me.
Thank you for always being the supportive friend that you are.
Thank you for the advices, devotional talk or keep me company. You don’t know how uplifting your words of encouragement and support are.
Thank you for always believing in me during the times I myself forget to. For giving small rewards and appreciation even in little things – like blogging. You would always cheer me up and give me those inspirational talks when I’m having a hard time at work, with people, or with myself. That means a lot to me simply because they come from someone whose thoughts and opinions I treasure and value.
Thank you for noticing whenever something’s bothering me. Your gift of discernment is amazing!
Thank you for trusting me by confiding in me your problems. Opening up, showing me your vulnerability, and trusting me your secrets.
I am sorry if in any way, I offended you.
For some issues that my mind is still reeling and hasn’t quite settled with my questions in life. Sorry for overthinking.
I end up writing mostly about you. Why? Because I want you to know this is how I will remember you.
1. An Oracle.
You’re a person with great knowledge and wisdom. It’s both blessing and curse, right? ; ) But next to Google, when I have questions, I will definitely ask you because I know you have answers or at least something to say.
It amazes me whenever you’re sharing something (may it be from the book or blog that you’ve read) and telling your opinion about it.
We have differences and similarities in our point of views, which will bring me to number 2.
2. You know how to listen.
Despite of differences, you respect other’s opinion. You have the ability to make other people feel calm and accepted in your presence. I am not sure if it is genuine though. hahaha! You often notice all the things other people seem to miss and you seek understanding for the logic and motivation behind how people behave.
You want to understand a person from every angle.
3. You think before you speak. You even pray before you utter what’s on your mind the last time, remember? : )
4. You can read people
You have an inherent sense about people and understand what they want or what they’re thinking without them having to say anything directly about it.
5. You pay attention to details
6. Sense of Humor
Your humor shows the ability to see the complexity in any given situation. Fast and witty.
I know I’m friendly, but you go the extra mile of getting along with people whom I don’t noticed in my everyday life. Through you, I have met the baristas in Starbucks. I learned to thank them with their names. I have been friends with the manong guards in the village whom you always say hi’s nd hello’s
8. Your body language. Your jaw line + “don’t come near me” look when you’re mad, you’re dancing when you’re happy
9. Hates cucumber and Eggplant. And loves Tinola. (just additional info) 😀
10. A person who learns from mistake and who’s willing to face all the consequences.
Brave and at the same time it sound stupid. Especially when you know that it can harm you. You still do it any way. BUT in control. (I wondered about so many things about you after learning so much about you)
11. A person who will die because of bicycle. (another additional info)
12. A Love Guru
You have different categories or ways of falling in love.
13. Loved by God.
NO MATTER WHAT : ) And I still want to be your friend, no matter what.
Btw, Forgive me for the drama. You’re one of the person I will miss the most. These memories and prayers are all I have left of you.
I genuinely hope that you find all the happiness you deserve.