Thank You…Again

Thank you for the endless chatter and non-stop noise,

as it makes me appreciate the peaceful quiet.

Thank you for the irritation,

as it makes me value the calm.

Thank you for the lessons carried to me by tempestuous storms,

as it helps me to realize knowledge comes in many forms.

Thank you for my sense of humor and sense to walk away,

as it keeps me from acting out in a not-so-pleasant way.

Thank you for the tough times, the hard times

as it makes me appreciate the good times even more.

Thank you for the patience I thought I’d already lost,

as I really need to keep my calm, no matter the cost.

Thank you for the people who love me even when I don’t love myself,

as without you, I’d be housed in an urn, stored on a shelf.