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Your you deserve all the accolades, appreciation & everything blushable. Thank you too.

Twitter fleets and tweets, Facebook posts and stories, WhatsApp statuses and messages, SMS, Calls– Appreciation epistles everywhere.

I received a tankfull, of which I am thankful. I believe you did, too. Also, you gave as much as you received, to others.

You thank him for being a shoulder to lean on.

You thank her for being a lap to nap on.

You thank them for caressing your soul with words.

You thank them for tickling you with breakteeth humour, memes and comedy.

You thank them for being sources of inspiration & motivation.

You thank boo. You thank bae.

But, you forget to appreciate the most important person in your life.

The one who was there when no one else was.

The one who never left your side, like shadows in the night.

The one who cried with you, laughed with you, sighed with you, writhed in pain with you, bathed you, walked you to places you’ve never been, handled issues that baffled you, saw beautiful sights for you, heard melodious sounds for you–You!

Yes, you forgot to thank yourself.

You didn’t give up on you. You were there for you all the time. Without you, the year wouldn’t have been awesome.

You. Made. It. Possible.

Your you deserve all the accolades, appreciation & everything blushable.

Thank you for all you did for you– the fails and wins, the trials and trails, the fears and fruits, the flaws and growth. Thank you.

I. Thank. Me.

For believing in me. More.

For being a giver. Even when I had none.

For doing more right than wrong.

For more DO & less TALK.

For dreaming & living the dream.

For laughter, for love, for life.

I love you, Jaachi… with much muchness.

I’ve thanked me, you should thank you too. May the next year be better.

Jaachi Anyatonwu
Jaachi Anyatonwu is a poet, editor, and publisher living in the suburbs of Aba. He is the author of numerous poetry chapbooks and collections, and the Editor-In-Chief of Poemify Publishers Inc. Jaachi is passionate about discovering new voices and mentoring emerging poets. He is also a fierce advocate for the boy child and sexually molested.

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