An Open Letter to Those I Appreciate

If you are reading this, I am thankful for you. I’m thankful that you think what I have to say is worth your time. I may not know you (in fact, most of the people who frequent this blog are complete strangers to me) but it really means a lot to me when I see that someone out there reads/likes my stuff completely unprovoked. I don’t advertise this blog. You’ll all here because you want to be and that really makes me feel great.

I’m thankful for the Internet. I know that I am a small part of a big world. But I’ve recently taken strides to step out of my borderline reclusive tendencies in that I honestly didn’t really care much about what was going on around me. Of course, it wasn’t until around this time last year that I, along with many others, got a wake-up call. And now I really do care about the issues and I want to make a difference and I want to make my voice heard. I’m fortunate that I can learn just about anything with a simple click and I don’t intend to squander that right.

I’m thankful for the people who’ve done me wrong. Because whatever that person may have done to me has brought me to this point. The point at which I am genuinely happy with my life and I have little to no stress and I can easily look past the bad things. I’ve always thought the idea of “forgive and forget” was self-defeating because I don’t want to make the same mistake again. I won’t forget whatever it is that happened but I harbor no resentment.

Lastly, I’m thankful for all the people who bring me happiness (and if you’re reading this, this means you). It is because of you that I can breathe easily. That I can sleep soundly. That I can be glad for what I have but still look forward with realistic desires. I’m thankful for the ones who take care of me even when I don’t deserve it or don’t need it. I’m thankful for the ones who go out of their way to make me feel good about myself. I’m thankful for the ones who want me in their lives and aren’t afraid to show it. For the ones who were there when I was at my lowest point, whether or not they were aware of it. For the ones who care. I appreciate every single one of you more than you know.

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