"People line up for them, cheer them, scream their names. And years later, they’ll tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the one who taught them how to hold on a second longer. I believe there’s a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble, and finally allows us to die with pride, even though sometimes we have to be steady, and give up the thing we want the most. Even our dreams."

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When I was in high school, my classmates and I went on a retreat called Kairos. This experience was easily the highlight of my senior year of high school and looking back; one of the most important and happiest weekends of my life. This was a four day retreat that had a theme for each day: Doubt the first, Cry the second, Love the third, Live the fourth. 

Throughout this experience I felt completely vulnerable to all of the people in my group, as well as people I may not have known before. Its times like these, when i feel either alone, upset, or looking back where I read the memoirs I’ve received from this experience to remind me just how not alone i really am. 

The other day, while sitting eating a burrito I conversed with a friend and, throughout everything, I feel best deserves this little kairos letter. 

Dear friend, 

You and I both know you hate talking about feelings, or emotions. So instead of calling you to say all these things to you and at the risk of becoming corny, I will just type them out on here,  my personal private blog. 

You came into my life not too long ago and immediately had a lasting impact in the short amount of time. I know things have been sort of difficult for you lately, and I am sorry about that. I don’t want to say that i know what you are going through or feeling, because I don’t. Words cannot describe how funny you are and how much you light up a room when you walk into it. Your personality is something most people take a lifetime to develop. You just seem to have a sense about you of knowing who you are. And that is honestly something anyone and everyone can admire. Every time I was having a bad day I knew that I could count on you to always put a smile on my face. You are such a caring individual and that is why I am so happy and so excited whenever I get a chance to talk to you. You are an amazing person and no matter what you may think, I am so happy and grateful to have you in my life. 

.You’re a great person and you deserve the best. I am sorry if I ever did anything to make you upset with me. I honestly didn’t mean to and I think that you made my first summer as a post grad better by just letting me hang with you. It hurts that you dont think you are a good person or that you dont know where you are going with life. Rome wasnt built in a day and I strongly feel that you are destined for and will accomplish great things. You are going to go far in life and I hope I am there to witness it and congratulate you on your accomplishments.Hang in there and just keep your head up. Even if you have one bad day, just remember that tomorrow is a new day and you always have a shoulder to cry and lean on. 

Thank you for also letting me to vent to you about my problems when we drove to one of the concerts together. You don’t know how much that meant to me, especially when I lost my friend earlier this year. 

You are never alone and no matter what you may think about the world or where your life is going I just hope you know that you always have me to talk to. No matter what time of day, or however many years down the road, I will always be here for you. No matter what. 

I love you. and I just want you to know that at the end of the day, you have changed me for the better. 



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