An Open Letter

by Chris Sanchez

To Those In My Life Past, Present, and Future:

This is an open letter to all the people I have known or will know in the span of my life.

If I have acted unreasonable to you in the past, I am sorry. We all have good and bad days and you happened to catch me on a bad day. I know it's necessary to have emotions and convey them, but being rude to strangers or loved ones for something that isn't on them is not ok. I know I will never be perfectly happy and engaging with everyone, but if I happen to come across you on a bad day, I also apologize. Future occurrences of this I hope to be few and far between but I cannot guarantee they will never happen.

I wish the phrase "hindsight is 20/20" was true all the time. There are many situations in which I looked back and saw a better way things could have been handled. But there are still many situations that stay open-ended with no resolution or clear answer to what happened. These are tough to deal with since it's a case where the lesson is hard to realize and use to improve upon myself should I encounter something similar in the future. I'm always attempting to get over the fact that I can't be friends with everyone. I'll go to great lengths sometimes to get to know you and be genuinely interested in what you have to offer as a person, only to have you vanish and hardly, if ever, talk to you again. This is one example I'd like to go back and just ask you, why? What happened? But alas this is typically not possible without looking crazy or desperate, so I withhold my true inquiries for my brain to interpret.

To everyone in my life for the long haul. I know that I do not express my deep care for you but please don't let this take away from the fact that you are very important to me. I tend to get wrapped up in my own life all to often and I wish I would take more time out of each day to show how much I truly care for each and every one of you. Family and friends alike, you each hold a special meaning and spot in my heart.

I will have many acquaintances within my lifetime as well. To everyone I meet, I hope I'm a positive impact on your life, no matter how brief the experiences we share are. It's impossible to become good friends with all of you, but I do hope that my time with you is genuine.