we just about lost a friend a few weekends ago. im more angry at him (you know who you are) than sad or even shocked — but made me think what our days would be like without him. you know, if the very worst actually did happen. made me think of all the other people in my life too, even those i originally wished i had never had the pleasure of knowing.
i was tormented by bullies most of highschool, okay … all of school… but i learned something from their constant pushing. i learned to ignore. that it doesnt matter what they thought. and of course i wouldnt be where i was (like right here with the “i think i rock” clothing line) if it wasnt for that realization.
there are others too. people who may never have realized how grateful i am for all i have learned from them, and for having them in my life.
thankyou to the one who made me dress up fancy, take care of myself, do my makeup and show off what i’ve got. it was crazy at the time, but leads to the confidence i almost have now.
thankyou to the one who taught me to do what i love, and never hold back a laugh.
thankyou to the one who was my friend when no one else was, making me realize the quiet kindness around me.
thankyou to the one who helped me learn how to raise my kid, who stood by me as i struggled with being a new mommy.
thankyou to the one who taught me stress was something i created for myself, and how unnecessary it was.
thankyou to the totally unknown stranger who got in my face one night for no reason, testing my strength of character and the ability to stand up for myself
thankyou to the one who surprised me, teaching me that not everyone is who everyone else says they are.
thankyou to the one who never changed her attitude, never let anyone get her down, never let anyone tell her what to do.
thankyou to the manager who called me lazy and a liar
thankyou to the girl who tried to steal my man
thankyou … to everyone that stood in my way, or helped me along… creating the person i am today.