It's been a while since the last time we wrote a letter to you. How have you been? Now that sounds like a silly question because we've heard so much about you these past years! So many people wrote about your success story and of course, you guys keep updating us about your daily life on Twitter, Instagram, fancafe, Vlive app and many more platforms. We're watching you dearly from afar and glad to see that you're spreading your wings even more!
So.. 6 years, huh? To say that it's an eye-opening, tough, emotional, but wonderful, exciting, illuminating and precious journey is such an understatement; it's impossible to find a single word to describe it. We still remember like it was only yesterday when Namjoon-ssi said to everyone who has acknowledged you guys, that if they could at least lessen our pain from 100 to 99, 98.. then it was enough. But we're here to tell you, you've done so much more than that.
There are days when we feel sad, depressed, sick, injured or hurt. Some of us are having an identity crisis, feeling worthless and unwanted, or being ignored and unheard. A lot of us are struggling with our dreams and passions, or scared of our future and still undecided about what to do next. But then, it feels like we find you at the perfect time. When we are sad and depressed, listening to your music is like a healing process for us. When we are questioning ourselves and our ability, you come to us and sing, “On days where I hate myself for being me, on days where I want to disappear forever, let's make a door. It's in your heart, open the door and this place will await. I wanted to become your comfort and move your heart. I want to take away your sadness, and pain”. You give us Magic Shop, a miraculous place where we can escape the reality for a while and meet you there to encourage and enjoy each other's presence. You also say, “What did I say? I said you’d win, didn’t I?”. You believe in us, even way before we do. And as dramatic as it may sound, but you also give us a will to live and make us see the other side of life, the side where things get better. You become our reason to smile and laugh again. You make our hearts flutter when you say you like our smiles and that our laughter sounds beautiful, as we rarely hear that from other people.
With your consistency, while making music, writing lyrics, performing on stage, and spreading kindness and positivity, you give us the courage to speak up. To use our voice for something that we really care about. To give back and to always do good wherever we go, starting from the smallest things. After seeing you constantly work hard and barely having time to rest, you give us the driving force to finally take a step forward and start doing whatever we need to do. With your patience while finding the meaning of life, the meaning of love, you touch our hearts which have been hurt several times before making us skeptical about love. You teach us that love is not always about a person to person, but could also be about 'me and myself' and that we should love ourselves first before we can start loving other people properly. By looking at the process of seeking your inner peace and staying true to yourself, you teach us how to be grateful for our life, to not always worry about the past or the future, to let loose and enjoy the present while it lasts. On top of all that, you unite us in this together. We find new friends, brothers, sisters, and soulmates because of the love that we have for you.
That's when we know our heart is in the right place.
We cannot be thankful enough for everything that we have gone through together.
We thank you for lending your hand to help us cross this fragile bridge of life.
We thank you for being our—and each other's—source of light.
We thank you for spreading nothing but positivity to the world.
We thank you for your love and passion for music that inspires us to achieve our own dreams.
We thank you for letting us experience how great it is to be a part of something historical.
We thank you for treating us dearly, like your own family.
We thank you for being honest, for keeping it real and relatable.
And most importantly, we thank you for teaching us that there is no greater joy than being a human, to feel these overwhelming yet fascinating emotions, to give love and receive love, to be happy but to also feel sadness, to blend with others but also stand out because of the differences, and to show us the purest form of human relationships : being there for each other through thick and thin and making each other shine brightly in equal glow.
Namjoon-ssi also said the other day to use you, BTS, to love ourselves because you guys use us and learn from us how to love yourself. Sounds good for us. Let's continue to live our life hand-in-hand, okay?
“Let's only walk on flower trails, I can't say that
Let's only see good things, I can't say that either
Saying that there will only be good things from now on, saying that you won't get hurt
I can't say that, I can't lie like that
It's okay, come on, when I say 1! 2! 3!
Forget it, erase all sad memories
Hold my hand and smile
Hoping for more good days
If you believe what I say then 1! 2! 3!
If you believe then 1! 2! 3!”
From ARMY with Love.
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Written by: Avi
Messages from: ARMY Magazine Staff
Edit by: Nasty, Alex, Marcie, Miranda