Danielle Keeler

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For Jared:

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“You’re mouth is smiling but your eyes look all sad….why?”

My best friend picks up on this every time.  There are people–rare people–who have the ability to sense when people are really sad.  Not the “sad” that people use to get attention, but the true sadness that really cuts down to a person’s heart.  It’s a sadness we all feel at some point, and when it happens, most of us try to hide it.  It’s embarrassing.  No one wants to show that they’re hurting.  No one wants to feel weak.  No one wants to feel like they can’t control their life.  When someone is truly sad, the actor or actress in them comes out and puts on an Oscar-worthy performance.  It takes a very special person to pick up on that sadness, and I have a friend who can do it every time.

His name is Jared.  Jared is a person who defies many stereotypes, and has an uncanny ability to sense the thoughts of others.  He sometimes knows what I’m about to say before I know it myself, and then I realize he knew exactly what my reaction would have been.  Jared and I have been through so much together, and I wouldn’t trade him for anything in the world.  He truly is my best friend, the only friend I feel I can really trust. When I am hurting, he doesn’t let me act like nothing is wrong.  He won’t leave until I talk to him, even if it makes me mad in the moment, I know that he does it because he loves me enough not to let me pretend.

Beyond that, Jared is the most genuine person I have ever met.  He shows a compassion I have never seen in any other, a compassion so deep that it runs through his core and gives him the empathy that so many lack.  He protects me, and if anyone hurts me, I know Jared will be there to take care of me.  If I need help, there is no doubt in my mind that he would take any measure necessary to get it for me.  Jared, you don’t know how much I love you.  Thank you for everything.


Written by Danielle Keeler

August 1, 2011 at 9:39 pm

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