Fighting life alone could be really tough. Sometimes, life circumstances put us through so much stress that we slip into depression. We tend to break ties with the whole world. But then there is this one special friend who refuses to give up on us; the friend who fights for us when we couldn’t; who stays brave for us when we couldn’t; who is our strength when we couldn’t find any!
While we all deserve such friends but only the very fortunate are blessed with such real friendships. Here’s a thank you note to such a friend, who saw me fight through depression:
I may have never said thank you for being there for me when I was at my lowest. During my struggle with depression, it wasn’t easy for anyone to stick around. But, how you always had my back shows how lucky I am to have you in my life. While people around me didn’t leave a chance to judge me, you were always there by my side to let me cope with my feelings.
There were days when I felt I may not be able to make it, but in those moments, you inspired me to never give up! While many labelled me moody, you understood, that it wasn’t just a mood swing. While many friends abandoned me because I wasn’t fun to be around anymore, you always stood next to me. There was a time when things got real tough; when blinking, breathing, speaking and moving all took so much effort and in those low moments, I thought of giving up.
I was in a dark place that was filled with endless sadness, disappointment, confusion and anger. But, in those low moments, one person, who never left my side was you. You always made sure that I don’t give up on my struggle. You made sure that I keep faith in myself and my healing process. You made sure that I don’t lose patience. You made sure that I don’t give too much importance to what people have to say about me. You were like my compass, who guided me through my depression struggle.
When I was going through a living hell, you gave me hope. When I was about to break down, you held me together. And, when the world couldn’t understand my aching pain, you turn into a pain reliever. As I have survived the darkest phase of my life, I couldn’t have done it without you.
Dear friend, thanks for loving me, when I couldn’t love myself. Thanks for not giving up on me, when I was ready to give up. Thanks for believing in me, when I had no self-confidence. Thanks for making me smile when I couldn’t laugh. Thanks for not leaving me alone. Because, dear friend, without you, I wouldn’t have found my lost self.
So Thank You for whatever you did for me!”
At IFORHER, we hope every one of us has a friend who doesn’t give up on us when things get tough; who finds us when we get lost; who fights for us when we are weak. In case you are blessed to have such a special friend, please let them know how special they are!