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I love you more than you know. You love me too and at times I have no idea why. As my husband and best friend, you see a side of me that others do not. You see the ugly side of me. You see the rage that takes place when I do not always get my way. You see that very opinionated side of me that is too stubborn to change my ideas, when others see me as so understanding. You see me get angry on a dime when everyone else considers me very calm and collected.
I want you to know that I appreciate the acceptance you have for the ugly side of me and thank you for only allowing people to see the good side of me when it could be so easy to tell people what I am really like at times. You choose to always build me up to others even though you often get the brunt of my shortcomings. See even though you put up with the worst of me, you choose to see the best in me and I understand that that is a choice. I do not believe that just because you are my husband, you are bound to have full acceptance to everything I do and every way that I act, right or wrong. You choose to be understanding about the way I can be and that is what pushes me to be better every day. You inspire me.
Now, you are not perfect either but pretty close. I will love you always.
To the Awesome Person Reading This,
This is a cypher. This was used by Julias Caesar of the Roman Empire.
For this one, you will need to find the factors of 49.
Here is an example, see below:
THIS IS COOL RIGHT?
Notice, this has 16 characters. The factors for this are 2 and 8, or 4 and 4.
Enter it into a cube, 4 letters down and 4 letters across.
T I O G
H S L H
I C R T
S O I ?
See how that works? :)
So the cypher, you would send this:
TIOGHSLHICRTSOI! or TIOG | HSLH | ICRT | SOI!
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She stands in a flawless white dress,
looking nothing but her very best.
She glances down the center aisle,
to see her future husband smile.
She thinks of the words she's about to say,
as the music gently begin[s] to play.
They say their vows. They say I do,
proving to the world their love is true.
This moment in time the best of her life,
she just became her best friend's wife.
Through thick and thin we've been, I can't wait till the day comes when we say I do!
***Best Love Letter Winner*** from Late Nite: There's Not an App for That
To my favorite fish in the whole wide world:
You are never going to read this. How can you, you're a fish. No, that's not right - you're the best fish I've ever owned - not kidding. Really, of all the fish I've ever owned you still come out on top.
From the moment I learned you could keep fish in the dorms I wanted my very own betta. I spent weeks researching all the tanks, all the water heaters just waiting for the right betta to swim along and let me take him home. I didn't really know that you were that fish at the time - if you remember I spent almost 2 hours at Walmart and almost took that blue crowntail home. But I chose you at the last second.
Hard to imagine that such a small (yes, you're tiny, Helios. Shut up about it) creature could bring me so much joy and amusement - even though I still think you hate me. Oh yes, even after my diligent water changes (ok I had to leave for Fall break. Stop giving me the evil eye) and daily feedings (Come on. I only forgot that one time - and you fast on Thursdays anyway) you still flare at me when I get too close. But I love you all the same - so I know you'll forgive me when I tell you you'll have to sit in a cup for two hours during the drive to my house and Ball State.
My sister'll take good care of you these coming two weeks while I have finals; that'll give you time to forgive me. And you better miss me as much as I'll miss you. But, in all honesty, you've been a great, splashing dorm mate and give me something to come home to.
So thank you, Helios - you fantastic fish you.
Emma - your lord and master
P.S. Stop flaring at me. It's rude.
***Best Funny Letter Winner*** from Late Nite: There's Not an App for That
Every time I hear you it makes me squeal. See if you only knew how it feels... nevermind. I'm not just being corny. I love you so much.
In working hard to get better at taking care and I want you to feel good better yet great. Lately I haven't been eating as well and I only work out a few times a week.
I've been also feeling a bit better about my face and I now feel beautiful very often.
Sometimes I wish I could forgive myself for all of the things I once felt and also did. I am becoming a better person.
Life is beautiful. You are blessed enough to have the things that you do.
You are a smart, beautiful person. The only thing that you've got to figure out is that your purpose in life is to give the world a glimpse of heaven by [who I am], what I do, and most of all what I have.
Live Love Laugh
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Dear dining hall cashier,
Last week when I got dinner at Noyer dining hall, I overheard a young man called you outside your name. He called you a bitch. I am writing this letter to say that you are not. Noyer has some of the most friendly staff, and you are a part of that staff. So I would like for you to smile.
Some people are just harsh and rude but that shouldn't damper your mood or your day. You must remember that among the world there are those who want to take away from your happiness, but you still must smile.
After he insulted you, you still managed to hold your composure and you told him to have "a nice weekend." That is an example of how you must brush off people's harshness, by still remaining somewhat soft. As I was leaving, I noticed you laughing, perhaps from a joke of a nearby co-worker, and I thought to myself, may she always remember to smile.
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Dear Santa Claus,
It's been a while since I've last written to you! I might have had a busy 13 or so years. I'm 22 years old and its taken me a while to realize what's important in life.
Things - material things are not important. What I've realized is important in life, is family.
So what I would like for Christmas is... nothing, for myself. I would just like other people to have what they want. Most people's saying of things is "friends and family," so I'll start off with my friends.
My friends from home - Tabbi, Sarah, Brooke, Shane, Kelly, Brandi, Izzy, and Winston.
Tabbi is such a sweet person. She's 21 and works hard to support her brothers and mother. She honestly works too hard. For Tabbi, I'd like her to have a getaway trip to wherever she has always dreamed to go.
Sarah is a gem. She doesn't believe in me or anybody when she is told she's beautiful. She's drop dead gorgeous. For Sarah, she needs a photo shoot to show how gorgeous she truly is.
Brooke is a feisty one. She is a fun-sized buttercup! She should have tons of candy! Preferably Reese's!
Shane is the true Jersey Shore. For him... a free night out on the town.
Kelly is a single mother doing the best she can with her little one, while still in college. I want her to be able to get everything her son wants for Christmas, and a spa day for her.
Brandi is an angel. She's 18 and has her head on straight. I want for her to figure out her dreams and what is important to her right now. She's still a teen and should have some fun and not be an adult her whole life.
Izzy is one of a kind. He's got everything anyone could want. But Izzy just lost his father. So I'd like for him to have peace this Christmas without his father.
Winston... I'm not sure what to say.. he became an instant friend over the summer. He has had a rough, rough year. I would like him to get everything he wants. I want him to be happy - no, better than happy. I want him to find his purpose in life. Our many summer talks, I know that's what he wants to do.
Now my family...
I'll start off with Aiden.. he's three... whatever his heart at three desires.
Jordan, now he's almost done with high school. I couldn't be any more proud of him. I want him to get new school appliances for college. I also want him to choose the right college for him. Not to please anyone else but him.
Mom, she's really the best. I never knew how much our relationship could grow. I know she's sacrificed a lot for me. For her, I would like her to have anything and everything she's sacrificed for me.
Dad. I already know this one. A super mega LCD TV. He wants to watch sports as if he's actually playing it.
If I could have these wishes granted, I'd be the happiest person in the world.
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