It’s Friendship Day (at least on this side of the world). I hope all my friends are going to read this. And no, I’m not going to wish you. It’s not because I don’t love you. I love you very dearly. You’ve been with me through good times and bad. Some of you have been my shoulder to cry on, some have been my jesters. For some of you I’m tubelight, for some I’m krvti, for some, tweety and for others, just Kruti. Some of you see me as a nerdy do-gooder, a few as a super cool badass (who am I kidding). But you’ve all been there somehow.
Sometimes, when I’m upset, I think about the good old days when we were all together. So young. So much left to see. It makes me smile, every time. I want you to know that. And I want to thank you, for being a person I can rely on. For those of you who have lived through my sleep-texting and sleep-calling (very real modern day variations of sleep-walking. I’m not kidding), thank you for not getting me admitted in an asylum.
My basketball mates, it’s been so long since I heard the swish of the basket. We had lots of fun. And I can never thank you enough. You were the reason I could improve my game and stop running like a bunny. You were the reason I stopped throwing the ball away whenever I was being blocked. You were why I learnt how to play.
My classmates, thank you for all the competition that made me challenge my boundaries and want to do better. Thank you for reinstating that my marks don’t define me.
My college buddies, thank you for making these 3 years a wonderful experience. Thank you for all the great times, birthdays and card games. Thank you for being my family away from home.
I might not have stayed in touch with some of you, but know that you made a difference in my life and I’ll always remember that.
But I’m not going to wish you today, because I don’t believe a simple text saying ‘Happy Friendship Day’ is going to cut it. I don’t think a call will suffice. Because what you mean to me, cannot be honored in just one day.
I would thank you every day of my life, if it weren’t cheesy and creepy. But I’ll thank you today, because today is the day of being cheesy to your friends.
And whenever you need to talk to me, don’t wait till the first Sunday of August. I’ll always be a phone call away.
I’m glad life turned out the way it has. I’m glad I took all the decisions that brought me to you and I’m glad we started talking. My world would have been quite different today if we had stayed silent when we were sitting next to each other. So thank you for everything.
Lots of love and cheesiness,