Thank you for thinking I'm strong and resilient.
Thank you for thinking I'm "pretty" now or way back then.
Thank you for loving me now or way back then.
Thank you for thinking I look like Catherine Zeta Jones or Anne Hathaway or that I remind you of Chelsea Handler instead of Natalie on Facts of Life, Rosie O'Donnell or Roseanne Barr.
Thank you for considering me as something other than just a "that crazy Marlene" or a just a pal.
Thank you for being such an amazing friend through thickest, thick and thinner.
Thank you for keeping me close to your hearts each and every time I get close to a scalpel.
Thank you for taking care of me when I needed taking care of the most.
Thank you for being my family and my family of choice.
Thank you for thinking I'm even remotely an inspiration for whatever reason you think I am.
Thank you for absolutely everything.
Just when I think I'm going to feel really sorry for myself or get really angry about something in my life, sometimes something reminds me of these things.