A Beautiful Thing

Friendship is a very beautiful and valuable thing. I think friends rarely understand the impact that their love has on us all. 

A very special friend died very recently. I still find it hard to process that he has gone. I still go to text him and keep having the pain of remembering he can’t reply. It is a real sadness that I don’t think he realised how important he was to me and to other friends.

A while ago, I was going through a tough time and was beating myself up with a whole heap of blame for all my perceived failings. He was, as normal, the voice of reason. A couple of days later, this card arrived in the post.

He wrote,

“Pin this up somewhere and make sure you remember it!! Being a good person is what matters and that’s why we love you. Hugs and stuff.”

I cried when I got this down from my fridge to reread but I also felt wrapped in love all over again. He hit the nail on the head. Being a good person is what is important and he was one of the best.

I think he would approve of this image and sharing the message.

Friendship is a very beautiful thing.

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  1. That’s a beautiful story. Sad and uplifting in the same sentences

  2. Honey, you have me crying right now. Firstly, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your friend. How beautiful that he still speaks to you now, albeit in different ways than he did before. Secondly, this photo is so, so wonderful. The lighting, the card, your pose, everything is prefect and proud and lovely. You are a beautiful person *and* a good person.

  3. Friendship is incredibly precious, the echos of it endure even in their absence. This post is both sad & uplifting, the photo is beautiful. I’m glad you have that lovely card to remember your friend by x

  4. TRUTH! And I find you are perfectly beautiful.

  5. Truly sorry for your loss. Lovely photo.

  6. This is so touching. And the sentiment is so true. Thankyou for sharing this with us. I’m so sorry about your friend. X

  7. Looks pretty perfect to me, Honey.

  8. I am so very sorry for your loss Honey. That must have been devastating. It is beautiful that you have that card still and feel the connection with your friend. He’s right, you are a lovely person.
    Hugs xx

  9. So sorry that you’ve lost someone you love, Honey. This is a lovely photograph and a beautiful way to remember and cherish your friend. <3<3<3 Friendship is precious, and it's important to acknowledge that.

  10. OMG, Honey, this post brought tears to my eyes and gave me goosebumps all over. It’s so beautiful and yes, yes, yes to the message in this post. I am so sorry for your loss, but he left you a message that you can carry with you for the rest of your life. What a special friend! Sending you lots of hugs!

    Rebel xox

  11. Oh honey, this is amazing! You look beautiful as usual and I just adore your message. I’m so sorry that you’ve lost someone so special and thank you for sharing his message with us. He sounds like a wonderful man! Xxx

  12. Just so wonderful! All the feels. Xxxxx

  13. Indeed it is. my best friend in the whole wide world died 4 years ago. I miss him as much today, maybe even more so, as I did when he first died. He left a huge whole in my world that I suspect will never be filled be anyone else. Damn I miss that man so fucking much.

    As for the image, my friend would have totally approved too. Sounds like our friends were wise fellows indeed


  14. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss but so glad you have such an uplifting memory and tangible memento. It’s a beautiful shot and a perfect sentiment.

  15. Friendship is a truly wonderful thing, it has only been the past couple of years I have found true friendships with people, it has changed me as a person in a good way.

    I’m so sorry for your loss but what a wonderful way to celebrate your friendship.

  16. Beautiful words . . . and a beautiful photo . . . beautifully shared!!!
    Xxx – K

  17. He was a perfect friend and wonderful and true words x

  18. So sorry:((((((
    Thanks for sharing

  19. Behind on my reading & am just now seeing this. I am so sorry to hear your friend has died. What a beautiful note he sent to you.

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