Monday, December 5, 2011

On Turning 31


Here's to the listeners.
Here's to the silencers.
Here's to the rebels.
Here's to the followers.
Here's to you that supported me, encouraged me, and pushed me forward.
Here's to the people who reminded me of my limits.
Here's to the wild ones.
Here's to the tame ones.
Here's to the people who didn't laugh at me.
Here's to the people who laughed with me.
Here's to the church.
Here's to the world.
Here's to you who helped me spot a good idea (and a bad one too).
Here's to the Whovians.
Here's to the Batman fans.
Here's to the majority.
Here's to the ones without faces.
Here's to the children of the world.
Here's to the ones who haven't been born yet.
Here's to the lost.
Here's to the found.
Here's to the seekers, the searchers, and the explorers.
Here's to the builders, the fortifiers, and the protectors.
Here's to me.
Here's to you.
Here's to my friends.
And here's to the ones I haven't met yet.

Thank-you for being you, whoever you are. You helped define me. You showed me what I wanted to be and what I didn't. You made me laugh, you made me cry. You made me want to be a better person.

And with perseverance, God's grace and a smile on my face, some day I will be.

Thank-you.

3 comments:

  1. And here's to you, who accepts me for my tattoos and swearing!

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  2. Oh, I wouldn't change a thing about you!

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