Thank You


IF there’s one thing we often forget in life, it’s gratitude. For many of those on my mental list, this should have been said a long time ago.  Still, better late than never.

In no particular order, to all the important people in my life, THANK YOU…

  • for the sacrifices you have made and continue to make on my account
  • for bringing me up well, even though you mostly had to do it alone
  • for sending me to school, paying for my education
  • for taking care of me, watching me grow
  • for all the fervent prayers sent heavenward — for me
  • for bailing me out during all those accidents
  • for having little for yourself just so I would have much
  • for your tenderness and love and infinite patience
  • for choosing me
  • for giving in even though it cost you your pride
  • for the long years of loyal friendship
  • for the good times
  • for being there
  • for promising to be there in the future and to not let me down if I ever need you again in spite of what happened
  • for saving me, never failing me and dying for me
  • for letting me go even when I didn’t know how
  • for being strong for me and doing what I cannot do even though you have no idea where to find the strength for yourself
  • for loving, understanding and forgiving me, even though you could not fathom the reasons, could not see the rationale; even if it left you miserable
  • for making me happy at your expense
  • for opening my eyes to fresh, new, sensual, beautiful experiences
  • for all the music, books, food, movies and crazy, giddy laughter — all the pleasures in life
  • for the gifts that you knew I loved and which you went ahead and bought no matter how much it cost you — just because you knew it made me happy
  • for crying with me, for me
  • for being the best I ever had
  • for cooking, feeding me, making my bed, cleaning up after me tirelessly
  • for bearing with my mercurial tempers, moods and arguments
  • for the discipline and punishment — I would not be who I am had you spared the rod
  • for trying over and over again despite the trepidation and knowledge that the next attempt could make you feel less of a man
  • for the holidays
  • for the space and silence when I need it
  • for believing in me even (and especially) when I couldn’t believe in myself
  • for sticking up for me
  • for keeping the friendship alive and taking the trouble to call or email  even though sometimes I get too caught up with life and forget to call back
  • for risking your mother’s wrath and hanging out with me continuously and making me your best friend
  • for wanting me, for accepting my foibles
  • for making tough decisions because they are right — even it it hurts you. Or me.
  • for listening to the same sob stories and analysing them with me through the late nights, and never judging, even though you felt my morals were questionable
  • for Cleo
  • for taking care of Cleo like she’s yours
  • for making me a part of your life
  • for saying you love me
  • for not hating me in spite of everything
You know who you are. Thank you.

About The Malaysian Minx

vivacious. Venus. vocal. Verbose. voracious. Voluptuous. vain. Vacationer. versatile. Vigorous. vogue. Valiant. vanguard. Vamp. venomous. Vociferous. vivid. Vicarious. virtuous (occasionally). Very nice. **Gravatar image is an original painting by Malaysian artist extraordinaire, Meme**

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