I am thankful for my family, of course, and my friends. And my friends who have become family. For friends who have taken me in, supported me, and have simply been there to listen and understand, as much as they can. I am thankful for love and broken hearts, for contrast and irony. I am thankful for those who have made me who I am, whether by positive influence or negative. I appreciate, and am grateful for, my past, present and future - no matter how uncertain the latter may be.
I am thankful for laughter, tears, happiness, and pain; for my life, and the people who saved it.
I am not where I thought I'd be today, but I chose the path I took of my own free will. I am grateful for the staggered walk I have taken, and the road in front of me I have year to clear. Above all, I am thankful for hope. I have much more now that I ever have before, and that is absolutely priceless.