30 day challenge

Four

To my brother,

I definitely don’t tell you this enough but I’m really grateful that you’re in my life. You were my first best friend and I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way. Thank you for paving the way for me when we we’re little, for all the advice you’ve given me so I don’t make the same mistakes as you.

 

Thank you for making me brave.

You always brought the more adventurous side in me. I was always your little shadow, trying to do the things that you used to do even though I was much smaller and younger. Nothing phased me when it came to mimicking my big brother. You definitely had your fun in scaring me when I was younger but I don’t think that will work anymore. Thanks for treating me like the little brother you never had. (more…)

Three

To my parents,

You’ve been there since day one, as life coaches and personal cheerleaders. I just want to say thank you and sorry.

Thank you for everything you’ve done for me. For supporting my dreams, no matter how silly. For constantly encouraging me to conquer obstacles that I always thought we’re impossible. For raising me to be the woman I am today. Thank you. Sorry for being difficult. For disobeying you when I didn’t get my way. For saying hurtful things that I didn’t mean. Sorry.

I think sometimes I neglect telling you how much I appreciate you. It know that at times it doesn’t seem like it, especially since college has started. I have been so busy that I sometimes forget to call, but I love and appreciate you guys more than words can express.

Mom. Thank you for teaching me selflessness. You always put others before yourself. I remember you always making sure everyone was happy before you tended to yourself. I admire you for that. Thank you for teaching me my ABCs and 123s and reading books about how to make your child a genius. Thank you for being strict. For limiting my TV time and making sure I practice piano every morning for an hour before school. Thank you for teaching me how to be independent. For teaching my how to wash clothes so I don’t shrink all of them in the wash and for teaching me how to cook so I don’t starve in college. You are the most beautiful woman in the world and I aspire to become you one day.

Dad. Thank you for teaching me hardwork. For making me clean my room everyday, for making me do work in the garden, for telling me to keep trying. You have taught me that hard work pays off and that I should never put a cap on my capabilities. Thank you for teaching my how to ride a bike and how to drive a motorcycle. You have taught me to keep trying even if I get a few cuts and bruises. Thank you for yelling at me, because you always seem to know when I need it the most.

Mom and dad, I strive to have a relationship like yours. A relationship always has ups and downs and yet you guys have rode it like a rollercoaster. Taking each day like a new adventure. As individuals you are strong but together you are unbreakable. Your love is natural and comes so easily and I cannot help but be impatient for the time that I will have something like that. You both have taught be so much about the importance of love and family and I will forever keep these things close to my heart.

Thank you for filling everyday with love. I am so privileged to have the both of you in my life. You have provided me with the best life possible and I hope that you are proud of how I have turned out.

 

I love you both so much,

Your little girl

Two

To my crush,

Where do I even begin? I guess its pretty obvious that I like you. But apparently I have done well enough for you to not find out about how I feel. But yeah, I like you. I don’t really know when or how it happened. It just did. I remember when I first met you. It seems like a lifetime ago. And maybe it was, but the memory is forever engraved in my mind.

You were one of the cool kids. Well at least that was my first impression. You had this vibe about you that just radiated “better than you”. Maybe it was because I was new and I was in unfamiliar territory but you terrified me. More so than the others you hung out with. But honestly, that just made me more interested in you. And it didn’t really help that you were also very good looking. Tall, athletic, you had it all. Maybe that is what intimidated me. You were perfect.

Fast forward to today and my impressions of you have completely changed. Years of teasing and jokes have made me see you for who you really are: a complete goofball. You make the stupidest jokes and you love making people laugh. I can’t even see you as intimidating anymore because you are the friendliest person I know. You’re still good looking, I can’t deny that. But you’re not perfect, but I guess no one is.

 

Anyways, I know I am that annoying girl that leads myself on more than you do. I sometimes imagine what it’d be like if we we’re to actually have a relationship. The adventures we’d go on, the pictures we’d take. I don’t know why I do it, but it just happens. I enjoy being around you whether we’re talking for hours or sitting in silence. I just want to know that I’ll always be there for you through the bad relationships you go through and the crazy parties you throw. If you need me I’ll be a phone call away.

Have I ever told you any of this? Nope. And I probably never will. What we have now is enough for me.

So here’s to the guy that makes my heart go wild whenever I see him, the guy that I have written many poems about, the guy that makes me smile whenever I think of him. I hope you will continue to be in my life forever and always.

From the bottom of my heart,

B

One

 

To my best friend,

I believe everything in life happens for a reason. But sometimes I wonder how I got lucky enough to be able to call you my best friend. We haven’t seen each other in a while, I just wanted to tell you that I am thinking of you and I just wanted to tell you how much I love you.

As I grow older, I learn that it is easy to lose sight of your friends as your life takes you to new places and new experiences. But with you, it’s never really been a question. I always know that I can count on you to be there for me. People say that if your friendship has lasted for 8 years then it’ll last a lifetime, so I guess we’re stuck with each other.

So what I really wanted to say is thank you. Thank you for making me laugh at the most inappropriate times and places.

Thank you for accepting me for who I am. Weirdness and all. You are one of the only people I can be myself with because I know you won’t judge me in anyway.

Thank you for listening to my complaints. I complain a lot and you never seem to be bothered by it. Instead you just listen to me until I run out of steam. No matter how silly the complaint you will give me your undivided attention because you know that I just need someone to listen. Without you I think I might have gone crazy.

Thank you for voluntarily spending time with me. I know I can be crazy, annoying and just be a complete pain in the ass sometimes. You seem to accept me for who I am, no questions asked. You know when to give me some space and when to smother me with love. You understand that sometimes a girl just needs to spend a whole day watching movies, eating ice cream and lip syncing to her favourite songs.

Thank you for knocking some sense in me. I can be difficult sometimes. Especially when you tell me something I don’t want to hear. Thank you for telling me that “I am better than him” and that “That shirt is really ugly”. Honestly, without you I don’t know how’d I’d function in society.

I need you to know that I am your biggest cheerleader. I will cheer you on when something good happens in your life and I’ll also be there pushing you to keep going when you’re down. I just want you to know that rain or shine I’ll always be there for you because you are my other half. The yin to my yang. The peanut butter to my jelly. The salt to my pepper. You get what I mean.

 

My future is full of the unknown, like “Where I’ll live?” and “Who will I marry?” But of the few things that I am certain of, I know that you’ll be by my side. I have reserved a place for you at my wedding that may or may not happen.

You radiate beauty inside and out and I really hope that every person has someone like you in their lives.

I love you.

From,

Me