The New Year is a time when we sit down and think not just about where we are going, but where we have been, and when I think about where I have been, I think about you. I’m not sure when we last spoke, or even what we last said to each other, and even if we are no longer a part of each other’s lives, I know that we were once. I am the person I am today in part because of where we have been together, and that is something that I will always treasure.
They say that good friends bail you out when you get arrested, while a great friend is right there in the cell with you. That makes me think of us, and all of the crazy places we have been together. Our friendship is something that I know I can count on, and our history together could fill the most fascinating books. We may not live close to one another, and we may not see each other as often as we once did, but today, on the bridge of a new year, you are in my thoughts. The love between good friends is a special thing indeed, and I know what kind of friend you were to me.
When the new year rolls around, they say that you should think about the past as well as the future. Our friendship started in the past, and because of that, we’re carrying a lot forward with us. Things haven’t always been smooth, and we have made each other very angry from time to time, but the truth of the matter is that you cannot have a great friendship without some strife. The fact that we are still friends is a testament to our friendship and how things can withstand the test of time.
The New Year is a time to think about all of the people in our lives that have touched us, and of course that made me think of you. There has never been a time when you weren’t there for me, and as the year turns around, my hope is that I will be there for you as well, my closest, oldest friend.