I have a female friend in my office. She is the best. But later as the time went, I started liking her and wherever I go (example in cafeteria, my eyes starts to search her) wishing her to come and sit with me and have some talk.

Now our friendship is 1 year old but I am worried and scared to tell her that I'm in love with her and I like her too much. The reason being I am scared what if she stops talking with me OR she will not meet me again just because I think she would not expect this from me and she always think of me just as friend.

I do not want to lose her friendship or hurt her feelings either.

Please advise what would be the best situation to tell her that I like her and how to tell her without hurting her feelings?

Your advise is very much appreciated