52 Weeks of Gratitude [Week Eight]: Express Gratitude to Three People

There are so many people that I am grateful for, certain individuals who have impacted my life in such an enormous way. I’ve already mentioned my very creative and inspiration mom, my yogi and tea drinking roommate Jenn, my adventurific comrade Cody, and I have one more friend post and one more inspirational post that I’m saving for two very special people. It was hard to pinpoint only three, but I was able to do so.

Dad: Though we bump heads and drive each other nutty, I have so much to be grateful for towards you. Helping me with most of my education funds, watching the musicals I was in during high school, teaching me things like riding a bike, introducing me to Star Trek and Star Wars, and being there the best you could throughout my younger years to adolescence. You are a wonderful father and I love you dearly.

Grandma Ruth: You, my spunky woman, have been involved with Ty and I since the days we were both born. I have so many fond memories of dancing to “Old Time Rock and Roll”, playing in your garden, going for walks to the candy store, and simply spending time laughing with you. You always show how much you love Tyler and I, expressing how proud you are every time I see you. Because of you, I have an abundance of fond memories to look back upon for the rest of my life. I love you with all my heart, knowing that I will never be able to repay you for everything you have done for Tyler and I.

Steve: Well, Watson…you are simply astounding. I mean it – there are many things I don’t care to dive into regarding my life, but you broke many walls and allowed me the ability to just let it out. My time spent with you, Cody, and Alicia during undergrad was truly remarkable, knowing that I had the ability to make such wonderful and true friends. I thank you for the wonderful days watching random videos on YouTube, laughing at the awkward situation we would get ourselves into, the epicness of quoting and loving “Star Wars” and “Lord of the Rings”, and for being there in both the good times and the bad. The force is strong with you, my friend.

Again, there are so many people I want to express gratitude towards. My grandma Pat, my grandpa, my aunts and uncles, friends from undergrad, and so many more. Though I am only supposed to show gratitude for three, there is one person I really have to thank.

Christopher: You were my first friend after a time when I didn’t really know who friends were. I had one or two before I moved to the new neighbourhood, but you were one of the first people to break my walls – you were the first person that made me feel love for the first time in a way I never knew how to love, love that I had never experienced. The night we watched the stars, the times you would let me wear your hat that no one else could, the care you showed for our circle of friends and I…those moments are probably the highest points in my life. Though you aren’t here anymore, you will always be that boy next door. Thank you, for everything.

“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.” A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh.

I think these 52 Weeks of Gratitude posts are getting more and more touchy-feely…oh boy.

I hope you all enjoyed this post! Happy Reading!

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