A word about friendship.

When you decide to be friends with a person, there’s an implicit declaration between the two people that they care about each other.
That they’re there for each other, through the grand adventures and the hollowing depressions.
That doesn’t just mean listening to problems and consoling them. It’s reaching out to them. It’s starting the conversation and asking “Are you okay?” Even that little gesture is enough to show to that person that your friendship is important to them, that they think about you, that they care.
Don’t be confused: I’m not asking for blood binding marriage vows or anything, but friendship is a two way street. That’s why Facebook makes sure both people accept to a friendship.
When I say “I’m here for you if you need anything or want to talk or just need a hug,” it’s because the other person matters to me, but also because I trust that they mean the same to me, and that I’ve found someone who will reciprocate that dedication and concern.
Okay, that’s all I have to say.
Thank you for listening.

If I knew that today would be the last time I’d see you, I would hug you tight and pray the Lord be the keeper of your soul. If I knew that this would be the last time you pass through this door, I’d embrace you, kiss you, and call you back for one more. If I knew that this would be the last time I would hear your voice, I’d take hold of each word to be able to hear it over and over again. If I knew this is the last time I see you, I’d tell you I love you, and would not just assume foolishly you know it already.

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez (via bluestown)

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August 1, 1944:  Anne Frank Writes Her Final Diary Entry
On this day in 1944, Jewish victim of the Holocaust, Anne Frank, wrote her final diary entry.  In it, she wrote, “[I] keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would like to be, and what I could be, if…there weren’t any other people living in the world.” Her diary, later published under the title, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, detailed the two years that she and her family spent in hiding.
Three days after this entry, Anne and her family were arrested by the Gestapo, the German police. She was eventually placed in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she was killed by typhus at age 15.
Explore Frank’s writing in the Masterpiece film inspired by Frank’s life, The Diary of Anne Frank.
Photo: Anne’s diary on display at the Anne Frank Zentrum in Berlin, Germany. Wikimedia Commons

pbsthisdayinhistory:

August 1, 1944:  Anne Frank Writes Her Final Diary Entry

On this day in 1944, Jewish victim of the Holocaust, Anne Frank, wrote her final diary entry.  In it, she wrote, “[I] keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would like to be, and what I could be, if…there weren’t any other people living in the world.” Her diary, later published under the title, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, detailed the two years that she and her family spent in hiding.

Three days after this entry, Anne and her family were arrested by the Gestapo, the German police. She was eventually placed in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she was killed by typhus at age 15.

Explore Frank’s writing in the Masterpiece film inspired by Frank’s life, The Diary of Anne Frank.

Photo: Anne’s diary on display at the Anne Frank Zentrum in Berlin, Germany. Wikimedia Commons