You’re The Reason We Get Up In The Morning

All smiles behind our screens. Source Shutterstock

All smiles behind our screens. Source Shutterstock

I’ve been working on the internet for a long, long time. It can be an exhausting job, and sometimes we wonder why we do what we do. But really, we do it for y’all. And when we get Facebook posts, tweets, and emails from readers, it makes us feel so great. I know it probably feels like you’re just sending an email off to no one, but we really do read everything you send us! It’s part of why we love our jobs so much.

I’m not a very emotional person, and I don’t really like rom-coms. But every now and then, something makes my heart shine bright like a diamond a la Rihanna. Well, that something today was a sweet email from one of you.


This website has taught me so much. About sex. About relationships. About friendships. About things I didn’t even know existed. And about life in general. Without this website, I would be clueless about the world. You’ve opened my eyes to so many things and I can’t stress how grateful I am. I really believe the things I’ve learnt from this website will help me in life. Some of the things I read on this website are hilarious and cheer me up before I can even think about being upset. My parents should be grateful too, I’m not addicted to drugs or alcohol, I’m simply addicted to

This website gives me hope about people I could possibly meet in the future. I hope to have experiences as cool as some of the things I’ve read here (although some I wouldn’t mind giving a miss!). You’ve taught me that I’m beautiful inside and out, as is everyone else. Without this website, I fear I’d be just like the small minded girls I’m surrounded by each day, interested in nothing other than boys, makeup, popularity etc. You’ve given me inspiration to become a strong, successful, independent woman in society and have taught me that I’m just as important as anyone else. I’m not just a 14 year old girl anymore. I’m a 14 year old girl with an opinion that deserves to be heard. I honestly believe that when I’m older I’ll remember this website. So, thank you. Thank you for everything I’ve learned, and everything I’ve still got to learn. The staff at Gurl are the big sisters I never had.

I can’t even. This is why we do what we do. Knowing that we’re making a small difference in your lives, whether it’s making you laugh with a funny video or helping you through a tough issue, this is why we do it. Hearing from you beautiful and smart young women makes us love our jobs even more.

You are the reason we write everyday. You are the reason we strive to be better people. We want you all to know that you are wonderful, and it’s because of you that we get to do this. Without readers, we wouldn’t have a reason to write. So thank you for reading. Thank you for talking to us. Thank you for being the amazing girls that you are.

We love hearing from you, and we do read what you have to say so keep it up in the comments or send us an email!


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  • Alli 101

    I agree with whomever wrote this letter 100%. Thanks girl. Love you forever. <3 <3 <3