Y is for You. You as in Thank You.
Thank you for teaching me that the world is cold and heartless: I appreciate more a warm smile when I see one now.
Thank you for making me realize that people can lie with their words and their actions: while I thought this made me lose my inner compass, it instead makes me love truth even more when I encounter it.
Thank you for betraying my trust: I learned to give it only to those who proved me they deserved it.
Thank you for making me believe there was something wrong with me: it made me spend months trying to find out what that was, until I finally figured out there was nothing to be fixed in me, but along the journey I found out that I am truly amazing.
Thank you for all the times I cried: tears have washed my eyes, and now my eyes are fiercer than ever.
Thank you for breaking hundreds of promises: I learned how important it is to keep mine.
Thank you for making me feel lonely: when I laid awake in bed was when I realized who I was and who I wanted to be.
Thank you for all the time you told me what I should have done, how I should have lived my life while at the same time doing the exact opposite: it made me finally see through the kaleidoscopic inconsistencies I used to believe and cleared my head like a cold shower in a hot morning.
Thank you for hurting me for so long: while every time I got knocked down, every time I got up, every time stronger than the previous one.
Thank you, because now I am the person I wanted to be, and I couldn’t have done that without looking at you and knowing you were the person I didn’t want to be.
(PS: and Thank You because if I didn’t find out who I wanted to be and what I wanted to do, I would never have started my AtoZ challenge)