Surat pribadi, dalam bahasa Inggris disebut "Personal Letters" adalah salah satu jenis surat yang bisa dikatakan paling mudah ditulis. Salah satu alasan mengapa surat ini dianggap paling mudah adalah, surat pribadi tidak memiliki format wajib seperti pada surat lamaran kerja. Dengan surat pribadi ini kita juga bisa mengeksplorasikan kemampuan menulis kita tanpa harus "takut" pada kesalahan penulisan apapun.
Ya meski dalam bahasa Inggris, kesalahan penulisan dianggap "kurang baik", namun menulis surat pribadi berbahasa Inggris adalah salah satu cara mengembangkan kemampuan menulis kita, iya ga sih?
Nahh.. kali ini saya akan menyajikan beberapa contoh yang saya dapatkan dari beberapa website ( jujur.. sebenarnya saya mengcopynya ) haha..
1. Dear Lucy,
Well, another year has passed. I just can’t believe that it went so quickly. I’ve been studying for my exams and I finished high school. Now I start my studies at medical college and I really miss the time that we spent together. I am so sorry because I didn’t send letters for you. Actually I lost your address and I was lucky to find it again.
And how are you? I hope that you and your family are all right. Did you join the Interior Design College as you always wished? I really want to know your latest news and know everything about your studies.
I’m writing to tell you that I have been to Europe and it was great. Do you believe that I met our friend Yara in France? It was by accident. She has been there for five years. She got married and she is waiting for her baby now.
Well that’s all about me and we’re all doing fine here. Take care!
Your best friend,
2. My Dearest Friend, Lisa
You are my best friend ever. You will always understand me though others won't. When you decided to study abroad, I was so confused whether I could have a friend like you anymore. I remember the last time we met, you said to me that it would be OK, we would have friendship for good.
During months, I attempted to adapt myself to my new class in this university. Yeah, finally I could. I found a girl who could support me as well as you. Her name is Dahlia. I felt that I was happy to be her friend because she reminds me with the girl next to me last three months in Junior High School. Yes, she is as the best friend of mine as you.
Even though we are now many miles away, I do believe the time when we can get together will come soon, doesn't it? You should reply "YES" in order that I, Dahlia and you will be three best girl ever in the world. The sooner the better!!!!. Hmm... Yeah, and I miss you so much. I am always longing to see you...
When you come, I do promise to introduce Hendra, the person you admire... :) So, when will you come back?
your old friend,
3. Dear Tigger,
I never thought that I could ever love again but you came into my life 3 months ago and showed me that I can. I have never been as in love with anyone before as I am with you, every day you bring something new. You make me laugh and have never made me cry. Without your love I would probably die.
I promise you this, from this day forth: I will love you forever - don't' ever doubt that. I will never want anyone else's touch but yours; you make me feel like I am the only woman in the world. You are the only man in the world as far as I am concerned. You are my heart and soul. I feel as though we are meant to be together, that we have been brought together by God. I have always believed that I had a soul mate out there and I am sure that is you, I see it every time I look into your eyes and I feel it when you hold me in your arms. Baby, my sweet baby, I love you.
4. Dear Jesse,
There are no words to express how I feel about you. I constantly search for the words, and they all seem less than I truly feel. You are my life, my heart, and my soul. You are my best friend. You are my one true love. I still remember the day we first met. I knew that you were the one I was meant to be with forever. As the years went by and we drifted apart, I still held onto the memory of you. I thought of you every day, and dreamed of you each night.
Just when I thought you had forgotten me, you would call and make all my dreams seem real. The sound of your voice on the line, was the sweetest sound I would ever find. Then one day you gave me a call, and told me I might have a chance to rectify it all. My heart was beating hard within my chest. My hand was shaking and I could barely breathe. Then you came out to see me and I knew it was meant to be. Those were the sweetest days, of memories of the past. It went so quickly, I wanted it to last.
The day you left, I wanted to die. You called me again, your voice on the line. I had to be near you, lying on your chest. I need to show you, that you were the best. So I made the decision to tell you how I feel. When you said you felt the same, I felt it was a dream. I packed up my stuff and altered my life. I never looked back, now you will make me your wife.
I am on a cloud, living in a dream, and a few days from now, it will really feel real. I wrote this letter for you to keep, and when you need a reminder of how I feel. I've said it before and I'll say it again, words cannot express how you make me feel. I make this promise to you my dear, to love you the way that you love me. I now look to the future and forget the past, your life is mine and we will make it last. I love you more today than I did yesterday, and I'll love you more tomorrow than I do today. With all my heart I am forever yours.
Love Always and Forever,
5. Dear Anuj,
You mean the world to me and I care about you so deeply that it hurts for the short time that we are not together each day. My every thought and breath, I draw from you and I truly do love you.
I love you and you are my world. You are the most sweetest, most precious man in my life. All my life I prayed for someone like you and I thank God that I finally found you. Love, promise me that you will always be mine. I know in my heart our love will never die. You will always be a part of me and I am a part of you indefinitely.
I don't find enough words to describe how I feel about you. You possess all the color and beauty of heavens, lush and satiny. Do you know how much I hunger for your gentle touch and the warmth embrace of your body?
I love you; you are my every heartbeat and my every breath.
6. Dear Sandra,
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would meet a woman that could captivate and win my heart at "Hello". Every moment from when I wake up till deep in the night, there is no place on earth I would rather be than holding and kissing you tenderly.
You are a special woman with unique and intriguing qualities that drive my desire for you far beyond any imagination. Never in my life until the day I met you have I wanted to bring a child into this world, share everything, offer all my love unconditionally, and grow old with someone to one day reminisce of the years we shared together. Just the thought of offering my total heart and spending my life cherishing every moment with you, brings these incredible emotions to me I have never experienced before.
The worse day of my life was letting you slip out of my life three years ago because the timing just was not right for either of us, but second chances do not come too often in life. I will not go on another day without giving us a true chance at a life with love and happiness I know we could embrace together.
A wise man once told me, "When it is real, you will know," … I know.
Love, hugs & kisses,
7. Dear someone,
In life, we receive a wonderful opportunity, and that is to love. Love comes in many forms. You love people in different ways and for different reasons, depending upon how they have touched your life. Love is a very powerful word and can describe a multitude of feelings, but its main context carries the same meaning.
I want to tell you that the love I have for you is undying. It is a love that is strong and enduring and will stand the test of time. I truly feel blessed that you have become a part of my life and I cannot wait for the day that we can join our lives together. I want to lie next to you at night and fall asleep in your arms, only to wake to your beautiful smile. I want to share in your joys and sorrows. I want to be your everything. You are everything to me.
You are everything I do. You see and bring out the best in me. You are the one I want to share everything with - my thoughts, hopes and dreams. Thinking of you makes my heart feel full. You are such a source of inspiration for me. I will forever be indebted to you for all you have brought to my life. So, to repay you, I promise you my heart and all the love in it for the rest of my life....
8. Dear Asha,
You are my everything. Thank you for loving me the way no one can. You understand me and you know just how to make things right. You will never know just how much I love you, but I will spend the rest of my days trying to show you. You saved me from the worst, and you are always there for me. Fighting is never an option and making love is always as sweet as the first time. No matter what, there will never be another for me and I will always keep you safe. I love you... for all eternity. Thank you, Asha!
9. Dear Daniel,
When I met you, my life could not have been in a worse state. My heart had been broken too many times to count and life just didn't seem worth living anymore. Then you came along.
From the first time I laid eyes on you, I knew that you would be someone that would make me smile again. You had such a warm, soft look on your face that I knew there was comfort and friendship in your heart. We started out as friends and you were the rock I needed in my life. I soon began to realize that what I was feeling for you was more than a friendship... something so overwhelming and wonderful that I couldn't even believe it myself. You opened my heart to new and wonderful things! You showed me what love really is and showed me that I was worth loving.
Now, 3 years later, we are husband and wife! What I thought was love in my past, I now know was only a small taste of the love to come. You have given me hope, fulfilled dreams, and given me a reason to go on. You have helped me become a better person, a better Mom, and a better friend. You have completed me in more ways than you could ever imagine! The love you have given to me is sometimes so hard to believe that I still have to pinch myself to make sure it's really in my life!
I love you so very much, Sweetheart, always and forever! I'm so very thankful to share this unbelievable love with you! I love you, my angel!!!
Your wife always,
10. Dear Fadia,
It has been a long time since we met. I can't believe how long I've been loving you and how long I've contained my love.
The look of your eyes and that smile that you gave me melted my heart away. Those smooth cheeks you have, oh, I wished I could've given you a kiss right away. As soon as I see your face, my knees go weak, my heart throbs hoping to feel you around me. Your body is perfection and to me it does not matter.
I loved the way you looked at me the other day. I couldn't talk, my mouth felt numb and I stuttered. I wished I had the courage to do so 'cause you're the most beautiful angel I have ever seen. Maybe God closed my eyes to other girls and you attracted my attention. I have been waiting for you for 3 years now, I hope I'll be able to talk to you soon. I just don't have the courage.
Thanks for the smile you gave me. I really felt so lightened inside that I melted. I could say nothing but to just stare at your natural beauty. I wish we could go out together one day and we could have our nights by the bay and that I could pour out my feelings to you. Thank you, you awaken me, deep inside. Even if you don't love me, I'll always wait for you and no matter what, you are in my heart... no matter what happens. I hope I'll be able to hold you in my arms and tell you that I love you. That's all I need from you. I love you and that's a promise.
11. Dear you,
The way I feel for you amazes me daily. I have never loved before, not like this. Even after all this time, whenever you walk into the room, my heart still skips a beat. It is so comforting, to look across the room at you to find you looking at me, and somehow I know what you are thinking. This is a magical bond we share, and I treasure it in my heart.
Your kisses, whether tender and gentle or rough and demanding, are consuming. Your touch is like fire and surprisingly, I find myself time and time again, completely surrendering to your love. For me, there is no control, not when it comes to how I feel about you. You are the world to me baby, and my world is brighter, since our paths have crossed.
As we travel on our journey, hand-in-hand, there is no obstacle we can not get past. With you, I am strong. With you, I am happy. With you, life is good. I love you and want you beside me, always.
Totally In Love and Yours,
12. My Dear Diana,
I was just reminiscing about Sunday evening, and it was such a perfect night.
Sitting across the table from you, listening to your fabulous stories, I feel that I was mesmerized.
You're so passionate and intense when you speak about all the things you loved. I find that so attractive.
The food you selected was perfect. And the wine Sipping it from the delicate glass enhanced the taste and it warmed my body as it filled up my insides.
Dinner was sumptuous. The pasta was so flavorful; I savored every bite, suckingeach strand of linguini slowly through my pursed lips as I listened to you speak.
It was a luscious supper, and you were a delicious date.
I loved it after dinner when we sat there gazing into each other's eyes sipping our wine. After each sip, the subtle taste of wine lingered on my lips, and I licked them so slowly,catching every last drop. And when you touched my lip with your finger, capturing that one drop of wine that I missed, and then licked your finger, a tingling sensation flooded my entire body.