I am thankful for you.

To my family, friends, and fans, and to the ones that I consider a mix of all three categories...

I am thankful for you.

Soon it will be Thanksgiving... it probably already is by the time you are reading this, or perhaps it has already passed. And I just wanted to take a quick moment to thank you for all that you have been to me.

Some of you have seen me through the roughest patches of my life, supporting me when things seemed hopeless and carrying me to the other side where I could breathe again.

Some of you have shared laughter and good times with me, and those times may be taken for granted by some people, but not by this girl who used to be the outcast. Every time we laugh or hug or have a great talk, I feel like I'm really something special, because you accept me, and maybe even love me. I love you too.

Some of you have seen me only from a distance, reading my poems over the years and waiting for the music to come. To you I am especially appreciative, because through all the long stretches of no blogging and no writing, you have remained at my side. I only hope you know how much I extend the same love and appreciation toward you. You've made it clear that I have your support. Please know that you have mine too.

I hope that this Thanksgiving brings you a moment of pause to reflect on the things that are blessings in your life. It doesn't matter if you live in America or if you celebrate this holiday. Aside from the hotly debated historical significance of the day, it has clearly become a day of thanks all on its own, and I like to encourage that when this time of year comes around.

You and I, we understand the beauty of appreciation. We have all been fortunate, protected, loved... no matter what hard times we have faced in our lifetimes, we have all received an incredible amount of good, and this is yet another time to say thank you for that.

So I thank you. Happy Thanksgiving.

xo xx xo xx

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