I appreciate you because you’re not fake. When I ask you if I look fat in these jeans you will tell me, even if you break my heart.
I appreciate you because you will give me my space. If I need you and you’re not around I know it’s because you were putting my needs first.
I appreciate you because you accept my faults. I love how you always point them out, especially when I don’t see them, so I can accept them too.
I appreciate you because you give to the poor. Even though I have no money you make sure you give me nothing because it would hurt the friendship. But that guy on 42nd Street got some new Timberlands because of you.
I appreciate you because you value affection. You constantly say that you love everything without really doing anything to show it.
I appreciate you because no one else seems to, because too often people go the other way to avoid you, and I just can’t do that. I learned a long time ago that everybody’s somebody, that even people who alienate others deserve appreciation for the person they can’t help being.
I appreciate you because in the grand scheme of things life is too short to distance yourself from others, no matter how acidic their personalities are. It’s not beneficial to me or to you for me to hold a grudge based on your conduct and reactions to others, and ignoring you never works.
I appreciate you because I can. And that’s enough for me.