A little gratitude

As I look back on my life

I find myself wondering…
Did I remember to thank you
for all that you have done for me?
For all of the times you were by my side to help me celebrate my successes and accept my defeats?

for teaching me the value of hard work, good judgement, courage, compassion and honesty?
I wonder if I’ve ever thanked you
for the simple things…

The laughter, smiles, and quiet times we’ve shared?
If I have forgotten to express my gratitude For any of these things,
I am thanking you now…
and I am hoping that you’ve known all along,
how very much you are loved and appreciated in being part of my life