Seeing as this is the holiday where people give thanks and I wanted to express my gratitude to all the boys who I have loved and lost in my life..
This particular piece is more directed to the best teacher I have had in my life thus far, and I wanted to thank him for the experience he has blessed me with.
Thank you for making me realise that in order to be treated with respect you have to first respect yourself.
Thank you for showing me what it was that I was accepting of and what I was deserving of were two vastly different things.
Thank you for teaching me how to self-soothe in spite of the presence of others.
Thank you for showing me that the way you treat yourself gives a blueprint to others for how they should treat you.
Thank you for showing me how resilient I am by continually testing my strength of character and the depth of my kindness.
Thank you for showing me that being vulnerable with someone is something that needs to be earned as opposed to be given freely.
Thank you for teaching me to be strong by showing me what it feels like to be truly lonely especially in the presence of people you love.
Thank you for making me expose my flaws and continuously work on accepting them even when I felt I couldn’t and didn’t want to
And finally, thank you for shaping me into the person I am today.
I am truly grateful for what you have shown me, taught me and given me.