Saturday, 5 September 2015

Thank You, With Love


This Teachers' Day, I take the opportunity to thank everyone who has taught me something in life. I must have left out something, so my apologies in advance. 

And there's still a lot to learn - so bring it on life!

To my mother who taught me how to hold a spoon, thank you,

I will need your embrace till the end of time. 
To my father who taught me manners, thank you,
I will need your support and strength always. 
To the sister who taught me companionship, thank you,
It is because of you I've never been friendless. 
To the brother who taught me to keep cool, 
It's because of you I can smile when things get hot. 
To the teacher who taught me how to read, thank you,
It's because of you I discovered the joy of books. 
To the teacher who taught me maths, thank you,
It's because of you I know there's a solution to every problem. 
To the teacher who taught me science, thank you,
It's because of you that I question and learn. 
To the teacher who taught me language, thank you,
It's because of you I can express myself in words.
To the teacher who showed me the world, thank you,
It's because of you I yearn to travel. 
To the teacher who believed in public shaming, thank you,
It's because of you I resolved not to humiliate a child. 
To the mentor who believed in me, thank you,
It's because of you I did not give up. 
To the authors whose books I read, thank you,
It's because of you the world is a better place. 
To the family who taught me how to love, thank you,
It's because of you I find family wherever I go. 
To the friends who stood by me, thank you,
It's because of you I've always felt loved. 
To the things that weren't meant to be, thank you,
It's because of you I learnt to embrace loss.
To the ones who left me, thank you,
It's because of you I learnt to be strong.
To the ones who stand up with courage, thank you,
It's because of you I believe in goodness of humanity. 
To the road accident in which I was unscathed, thank you,
It's because of you I started taking the weather seriously. 
To the times I saw suffering, thank you,
It's because of you I learnt gratitude. 
To the ones who lied to me, thank you,
It's because of you I learnt who to trust. 
To the 'bad' ones who actually became friends, thank you,
It's because of you I discovered new colours. 
To my husband who held my hand, thank you,
It's because of you I understood true love. 
To my new mom who loved me unconditionally, thank you,
It's because of you I became a proud woman. 
To the pain of birthing a child, thank you,
It's because of you I understood endurance. 
To my baby who teaches me motherhood, thank you,
It's because of you I found the child in me again. 
To the Guru who has always guided me, thank you,
It's because of you I still have faith. 
To life our greatest teacher, thank you,
It's because of you I learn something every day. 

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