Been through the wringer? If there's someone you want to thank, someone who helped you through hard times, read this open letter. Feel free to share it with your person if it hits home.
This letter works for the grief support or the battles with chronic illness. For the 2am tears that kept you both up. Or anything, really, that made you wonder how on earth you'd pull through.
And if you need something more to inspire how you make it through, get my Healing Brave Manifesto. It's free, too.
An Open Thank You Letter to the Person Who Helped Me Through Hard Times
Thank you, for loving me through all of my ups and downs. For being my rock when I had no ground to stand on. For the light you gave me on the days I had all but run out of my own.
When I had no stars left to wish upon and nothing to hold on to, you held out a lantern for me.
When I had nothing to believe in, you believed in me.
Thank you for helping me see past the pain I thought would blind me.
Thank you for loving me when I couldn't love myself.
Thank you, for the moments you made me forget for a while, and for the nights you pulled me through. For teaching me how to laugh again. For proving it's safe to cry.
You couldn't take away my pain or take my steps for me, but my suffering has been less with you by my side.
The tears I cried you couldn't cry for me, but at the beginning and in the end, you've been a friend to me.
When I reached a new low, you took my hand. You reached into my soul and put some peace there. You held on and you haven't let go. Even though sometimes, still, I have nothing to give.
Take these words, not as payment for a debt owed but as proof of the flowers you helped me grow.
You gave me a priceless gift I could never repay. You gave me new life, and love, and something to hold on to. And with all of that, someday, I hope to return some version of the strength I borrowed from you.
Until then, thank you.
Thank you for being who you've been to me. Thank you for being. Thank you, for you.
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What here do you want to tell someone? Who did they help you to be?
Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I'd love to know what hit home.
Remember, that even in the middle of everything you've been through or are going through now, there's love. (I made a print for that, too.)