I want to thank every single person who has left their own imprint on my life. I want to thank my family, my lovers, my brothers and friends. The people who tip toe round the edge of my days and those who delve into the deep caverns of my heart. Those who make me laugh, who hold my hand and never stray from my mind; those who tear me apart, push me down and wound me. I want to thank each and every one of you. I really do.
The lady who smiled at me from across the street, the girl who taught me to remain strong, the boy who made me cry daily, the one who enchants me dearly. Each and every one of you, even you who are reading, have somehow changed my life for the better. You’ve given me strength; you’ve given me peace, and love, and purpose. You’ve all helped shape me into something exuberant: something wholesome and new. You let me become me.
So whether you sing for my success, or yearn for my failures, I thank you. I thank you for giving me the passion and drive and thrill to swim upstream in a world gives you every reason to say no. I thank you for decorating my life with your little finger prints, and for dancing all over my heart.