Thankful Tuesdays #7 – To my best friend

Written as part of 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge which I’m attempting this year.


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A friend

Week 7 – Thankful Tuesdays

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“A friend is one who knows you, and loves you just the same.” – Elbert Hubbard.

If I’ve to thank just one friend, then the first one I’d thank is you, Sow. I know reading that, you’ll just laugh and say, “Now this is too much, Vinu.” But it’s true. Over the last ten years, our friendship has had its ups and downs, as has our lives, but we’ve stayed best friends through that.

I’m thankful for all the tutoring you gave me in our college days when I was not well; and I couldn’t understand what the lecturer, who was going at a million miles an hour, was telling. If it wasn’t for that, I wouldn’t have fared as well as I did in exams. When the results disheartened me, almost took me past the edge, you held on to our friendship and calmed me. I’m thankful that you still believed in me when others wouldn’t. I’m thankful you make me talk in Kannada to you. It helps me not lose touch with that language. And I’m thankful you make me translate your Kannada poetry, which I still miss, and hope you write again soon.

I’m thankful that you look out for me even today, asking me if I’ve got a better job, or a promotion at work etc. It makes me try more to make that happen. I’m thankful that, even though we don’t talk as much these days, you still haven’t given up on me, and understand that I may be busy. I definitely am not ignoring you, dear friend, and I hope to come meet you and your little bundle of joy very soon. I know you are very happy now, and I pray that you continue to be always.

I don’t know what else to thank you for. Thanking friends for being a friend is not something I like to do. So I’ll stop. I’m glad to be your best friend, and glad that you are mine too.


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(© 17th February 2015)

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Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

8 thoughts on “Thankful Tuesdays #7 – To my best friend

  1. I read somewhere a quote that has stayed with me ever since… I think it was Emerson who said this one I’m not sure though..

    “A friend is someone before whom you may think aloud”

    🙂 It is a blessing to have a friend like that in life.

    May your bond grow stronger and deeper with time.

    Wishing both you and her “bundle of joy” all goodness in life 🙂

  2. Friends are a blessing, esp the ones we know from college or school. They actually know us even before we were polished and sophisticated as we maybe now.

    May your bond grow stronger as years pass. 🙂

  3. I should just copy paste this letter and send it to my best friend! 😉
    you have said everything so very beautifully!! 😀

    Its been nice catching up on your posts Leo 🙂
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