I've made reference to some personal issues I'm dealing with in my life right now. I want to tell everyone more, and I will in time. For now, I'd like to take just a moment to thank my friends and loved ones, new and old, who mean so much to me. During both the difficult and the good times.
For your support
You've been there to hold me up when I feel like I can't make it on my own.
You've patiently listened to all of my venting, my crying, my worrying. And you've never complained that it's too much.
For never judging me
Especially when there's so much that could be judged or critized. You've taken it all as part of me and decided that all of my complicated parts are worth keeping.
For truly knowing me
Related to your non-judgmental nature, thank you for taking the time to really know me and to appreciate that the good outweighs the kinda crazy and impulsive.
For making me smile
Especially during stressful times, your humor and positivity means so very much. In fact, your presence makes me smile.
Just knowing that you genuinely care helps me to see that I'm not alone, and I appreciate that more than you know.
For your time
You go out of your way to make time for me. Your actions show me I matter. Actions do speak louder than words.
For your words
However, you always seem to know just what to say. Your words elicit such emotion in me. Happiness, humor, gratitutde, relief, inspiration, motivation, love and so much more.
For your kindness
Your kind, selfless gestures are beyond what anyone could expect. I hope I can offer as much in your times of need.
For your love
Most of all, thank you for your love. Finding people who truly love and care about you is such a rare thing in this world, and I am so very lucky to have you in my life.
There are many, many more things I could say about those who've stuck by me through so much. The words simply aren't coming to me now, and I'm not sure they would be sufficient to convey my appreciatoin and gratitude for all of the wonderful people who have been there for me and continue to lift me up. Just thank you.