By Author, Dear Thor
But most importantly, in the end, you will be able to look back, and unlike many people, know that you took the risk.
And you rejected a life that was status quo because you wanted more. You will become a stronger person because you didn’t choose a comfortable lifestyle in exchange for a mediocre existence. You didn’t sell out.
Written by Author, Dear Thor
****THIS IS THE EXACT EMAIL I SEND TO MY BEST GUY FRIEND. I THOUGHT SINGLE GIRLS IN THEIR 30’S MIGHT BE ABLE TO RELATE.****
Dear My Best Guy Friend: Actually scratch my “whatever” comment I’m making a real effort not to be passive aggressive in 2013. Ok, you already know how extra special crazy I get every year on my birthday.
I feel like I made a really big effort to make sure you had a special birthday. Do you remember how many hours you and I logged in discussing and planning for YOUR birthday?? I broke a frigging finger in pre-game (when picking up your birthday present and the stack of frames fell on top of me at the framing store). But even with a broken finger I still went water rafting for your birthday! Because missing your birthday wasn’t even a possibility. I took pictures, gave you presents, posted on Facebook, screamed Happy Birthday every 5 minutes etc. On Sunday, you have NO idea how much physical pain I was in because of the stupid finger but I never once said one word I took a vicodin and powered through. I did whatever.
So do you know why I did that?
Because I think that being single on birthdays is ONLY tolerable when good friends are willing to shoulder the extra burden.
So is it unfair?
And does that mean that my best friends are basically punished because of my personal choice to be single?
Um yeah! What are you new around here or something? But, it is what it is! Everyone else seems to get it. I don’t believe friendships should be tit-for-tat. I do so much for my friends. I don’t keep tabs with the exception of 1 day out of every year.
Ok, you say you have work dinners and can’t attend. Fine, u know me, I don’t care, I’m the only girl who thinks all hedge fund business should come before G-d and Country. Literally. Dude-my beef with you is just make the effort.
Yes. Of course. I mean, have you met me?
And the reality is you are a dear friend to me the other 364 days of the year. Ok, I’ve said my piece. Just, next year DO BETTER.
TO REALIZE: The value of ten years
Ask a newly divorced couple.
TO REALIZE: The value of four years
Ask a graduate.
TO REALIZE: the value of one year:
Ask a student who has failed a final exam.
TO REALIZE: The value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a still-born.
TO REALIZE: The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
TO REALIZE: The value of one hour:
Ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
TO REALIZE: The value of a second:
Ask a person who has survived an accident.
TO REALIZE: The value of a friend:
Lose one. Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have.