Whoever you are, whatever you are doing, thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. For your successes, for your failures, for your imperfections. For keeping your cool, for losing your temper, thank you. Everything you have ever done has helped to bring the world to where it is today. Everything so far has led up to this moment. Your joy and your tears. Your victories and defeats. Your honesty, your deception, your cold silence, and your mindless chatter.
We all have regrets from the past. We all have situations that we wish we would have handled differently. Many of us have grievances we cannot forgive, hurts that will not heal, and events that we wish we could wipe from our memories. Looking through the history books, we may not ever agree on who was right, and who was wrong, or which pages we would be better off without. But can we agree that life is precious? That existence is unspeakably astounding, and that this moment, this very moment, is beautiful? All of those events and situations, no matter what we think of them, are a part of life. They all had a hand in bringing about this beautiful moment, and I think they at least deserve our acceptance, if not our appreciation. Thank you.