I don’t take the title ‘Best Friend’ lightly. If I bestow it upon you it’s because you are quite literally the best human being I know and I’m lucky enough to have you as my friend. If I call you my best friend, it’s because out of every friend I’ve had throughout the years – YOU are by far the greatest. It’s because you’ve been there through everything…. You’re the ultimate cheerleader – you’re always the first person to celebrate anything good that happens in my life, no matter how small. You encourage my every crazy idea, adventure or scheme and best of all you laugh at even my most terrible jokes! You’ve seen my every relationship come and go and you’ve been there through all of them to remind me that none of them were ever good enough for me anyway…. From the immature ones that just didn’t work out – right through to the ones that completely broke my heart. You’ve made me laugh when I’ve wanted to cry – and that is no small miracle! You’ve talked me through a bad situation more times than I could count and you did it by simply reminding me of just how loved I really am. So please know that when I call you my best friend it’s because you’re my flesh and blood, no matter who your parents are. YOU are the family I get to choose…. and there is no-one else I’d rather have by my side in the rain, the hail or the sunshine than you. Thank you for being who you are. Thank you for being my best friend.. Ranata Suzuki.