I am thankful for my family whom I love very much. I thank God every day for each of them and for all that they have done and continue to do for me. They are the wind beneath my wings that allows me to soar ever so high. I do not know where I would be without their unfailing love and devotion. I am eternally grateful that we are FAMILY.
I am thankful for all of my friends, both near and far. Words cannot adequately express the love, joy, and gratitude that I feel in my heart for each of them. I may never personally tell any of them just how much I appreciate them, but let it be known that I absolutely do appreciate all of them. And even though some of us may have never met face to face, I do feel of their love for me. At times when I may feel down, they are always there as strong pillars to lift me up, support me, and encourage me. And so, to all of them, I just want to say, “Thank You and God Bless You.”
I am thankful for all the naysayers of the world who for whatever reason feel it necessary to be critical of the things that I say and do. They are the coals that are needed to help keep my fires of determination burning. They may try to defeat me and knock me down, but I will always choose to get back up. They may think that they are hindering me from pressing forward by attempting to snuff out the flames that burn within me as one would snuff out the flame of a candle, but all it takes is one small spark from their ever glowing embers to reignite any flame that may have burned out during times of storms, trials, and adversities. And so, in reality they are more of a help than they will ever know in helping me more each day to never give in and to never give up. To them as well I owe a debt of gratitude.