Akure Chronicles part 4: An open note to my Alphabet friends.

Funny how our lives can be changed by so many things and so many people, a lot of people say life isn't complete without friendships. That you can't get through life's toughest challenges without the support of friends by your side. In the past nine months of staying in this city I have discovered for myself how true those sayings really are. I met them recently. Name, age, gender, all irrelevant. What is relevant is the fact that God put this people in my life for a reason. Here is to my Alphabet friends that has made this journey worthwhile so far:
A: You are that friend who came into my life when I was praying for a mentor, of sorts.  Someone who challenges me to be the best woman I can be….. and then be better. Someone who speaks truth into my life, even when you  know it’s hard for me to hear.  Someone who holds me accountable to the life I’ve chosen to live.  Someone who shares my love of jokes and sarcasm. You are invaluable to me and I am so grateful to and for you.

B: You have taught me more compassion. More patience. More tolerance. More empathy. More gratitude. More understanding of accepting who and what others are.

C: When I least expected it, you came into my life and helped me open my eyes to things I knew I needed to change and also reminded me of things that make me happy. I'd forgotten who I am because I've been so busy trying to make others happy.

D: Life works in strange and mysterious ways. But not often do we find that someone has so many of the same interests we have. Or who knows what we need before we even say it.  It may be fate or by chance. If you ever find yourself in a dark place, unsure of how you are going to deal with things, always know you have a friend in me, coz in you I found a loyal and understanding friend.

E:  No matter when I came to you, or for what reason I came, you are always ready with open ears and an open heart. You listened and cared. You helped me become a kinder and stronger person, and for that I’ll always be grateful. Your kind-heartedness inspires me to this day, and I can only hope to one day be able to change someone the way you changed me.

F: You taught me to be able to laugh at myself and to just live life in the moment. We’re there for each other in times of happiness. I learned to be open-minded and to never close myself off to anything. You affected my life one way or the other.

G: You are without a doubt, the hardest working person I know. No matter what task you are working on, you put 110 percent into it. Seeing your amazing work ethic has inspired me to be the driven person I am today, and seeing you work has helped me realize that with hard work, anything is possible.

H: Even though we fight like crazy and say we hate each other 99 percent of the time, I’m incredibly inspired by you. You worked so hard to get where you are today, and you surpassed the expectations that so many people had set for you. You have, and will always be one of the people who’ve made the biggest impact on my life.

I: You taught me how important it is to always follow my heart, find what makes me happy, and go for it at full speed. I can only hope one day that I find it in myself to be as strong and as kind as you are.

J: This person has loved me selflessly, unconditionally. Regardless of my somewhat fickle nature. You are just happy. Whenever, wherever, with whomever. I can't say I've met- well anyone really- that lives in the present moment. With you, friendship comes easy.

In the past few months I’ve been Changed, Saved, And Blessed.

I've met my share of great people. These people make me feel generally great. We've had many beautiful days, and we'll hopefully have many more. Thank you. I will always truly appreciate and cherish you guys.

Your Friend,