Today I am thankful for all of those who have graced my life. All those who have been a part of my life and are no longer. Whether they were a difficult lesson, a romantic encounter, a learning curve, or the ultimate blessing. It doesn’t matter why they are gone. Maybe they left, maybe I pushed them away, maybe we slowly drifted in different directions, or maybe they were taken before I was ready to say good-bye. Like I said it doesn’t matter. What does matter is they were here for a reason and they’ve left fingerprints upon my soul. Their purpose in my life is permanent even if there presence was not; and for that I am grateful.