I realize that we’ve barely scratched the surface of forming a friendship, but the truth is that I ache when I think of days without you. Although you may not realize it, you possess qualities that most other people take years to develop. I feel like you truly care about all people, no matter where they come from or where they may be headed. You are genuine, hardworking, and absolutely hilarious. Perhaps you realize some of these about yourself, or perhaps you don’t.
This is why it is so hard for me to be just friends with you, at least, right now. Unfortunately, I have a tremendous amount of pride and other issues that hinder my ability to see things realistically with you. I know that on most days I don’t recognize my own best traits, but when I was with you, you allowed me to feel confident about who I was. This truly meant something to me.