So, I almost died this weekend, because a pull-up bar hit me in the head. I realized how much I didn’t want to die and how I didn’t get to say anything to my friends or anyone. I didn’t get to tell them how much they were worth to me. I didn’t get to tell them why it was worth living. In the end though, I was worrying for nothing. I bled for three hours, sure, but I didn’t die. I did learn something from that experience though. I learned that I needed to say, “Thank you,” to everything and everyone just in case something like that happens again. Just in case, I don’t make it. So, here’s my message, here’s my thanks. (Even though, it isn’t Thanksgiving just yet, I never really took that holiday serious though, but maybe it’s time for a change.)
Thanks: (noun) – 1. Grateful feelings or thoughts; gratitude.
2. An expression of gratitude.
Thanks for being my friends. Thanks for the awesome phone conversations. The beach days. The days where we just chilled. The ultimate mind games during Jenga. The funny prank calls. The talks on Facebook or Chatango. For all the awesome hugs that you give. The pecks on the cheek. The tears we shed together. The discussions of anime and manga. Describing how a piston engine really works. The awesome hamburgers that your parents cooked and the terrible hamburgers that we cooked. The days when you cheered me to dive into the pool. The time when we told scary stories by flashlight. The endless birthday cakes and cakes for no reason at all. Thanks for all the laughs, the sharing of secrets, and the taunts.
Thanks for following my blog, dear readers. Thanks for the critiques, sharing your innermost thoughts, and opinions. Every two cents has added up to a billion by now, but don’t stop adding to the jar. Thanks for being a troll, a critic, a lover, a hater, and everything in between. Thanks for the one-word sentences and the endless essays. Thanks for responding back to my responses. Thanks for being a part of my journey.
Lastly, thanks for this awesome life. Thanks for chocolate chip cookies. Thank you for cakes that taste like heaven and cakes that taste like nothing at all. Thanks for smiles. Thank you for the sun, stars, and the moon. Thanks for books and eyes, so that I may read. Thanks for my two hands, so that I may write. Thanks for swimming pools for summer and the warm blankets for winter, the parks and the birds, and a working mind so that I may learn. Thanks for the internet, because without it I wouldn’t have been able to make so many new friends.
Thank you for everything and thank you for reading again.
Have you had a near-death experience? What are you thankful for? Who are you thankful for?