This goes to you – the friend who stood by me and cherished me through my depression. The friend who let me know that I wasn’t alone and that I’ll never be. And for that – I’ll be grateful to you forever.
You know that I am generally a cheerful and friendly person. I enjoy spending time with my friends. And I tend to look on the bright side of life, no matter what.
But, there was a time when it was very difficult for me. A time when smiling and hanging out with my friends and family took a lot of effort. A time when I felt like my world was wrapped in darkness. A time when I was struggling with depression.
Now, that everything is over, I must be honest and admit that I never thought I was going to make it. The only person who believed in this was … you.
You were the one who stood by me and held my hand through the storm. You were the one who helped me see through the darkness that was everywhere around me.
You never judged me or criticized me for the anguish and grief I was struggling with every day. You were the one who endured my drama, my yelling, my anger, my sadness, my pain. And you never made me feel weak, useless, or unimportant.
You were the one who believed that I’d overcome my condition.
You were the one who reminded me of my strength every time I thought about giving up.
You were the one who knew how to cheer me up and make me laugh even when I couldn’t find a single reason to smile.
You were the strength that I needed to face my depression and move on.
You were the one who never gave up on me although I gave you many reasons to do so. You tolerated me even when I couldn’t tolerate myself.
You were the one that stood by me and cherished me through my depression. Thanks to you, I knew I wasn’t alone. Thanks to you, I managed to overcome my depression. Thanks to you, I’ve learned that true friendship does exist.