Paging through an old journal, I came across two pages of folded yellow paper tucked inside.  I was surprised to find a series of short thank you letters to various things in my life.   They must have been the result of a writing prompt from a few years ago and I thought it might be fun to share them.

Dear thesaurus,

Thank you for helping me sound smarter than I really am.

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Dear Arizona Heat,

Thank you for drying my jeans in fifteen minutes flat.  It’s faster than the dryer and doesn’t cost me a dime.

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Dear Passport,

Thank you for getting me to new places and saving me from a stagnant existence.  It’s a big world full of different perspectives and I’d never experience any of it without you.

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Dear Acrylic Paint,

Thanks for adding color to my life and stains under my fingernails.  When there’s a green splotch on my thumb, I know I created something.

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Dear Chocolate,

Thank you for making many, many moments of each day that much sweeter.  You make me stop and indulge when I need it most.  We all need that.

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Dear Chapstick,

Seriously, what would I do without you.  I keep you in my purse, laptop bag, and in three different rooms in the house.  My lips would die without you.

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Dear Garden,

Thank you for brightening my day with new growth and green leaves.  Without you there would never be dirt on my hands or beautiful flowers to fill my vases.

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Dear Age,

Thanks for sending me through this life with a little grace.

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Dear DVDs,

Thank you for letting me watch movies over and over again.  Especially, Twilight and Big Bang Theory.

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Dear Books,

Thank you for filling my life with imagination, beautiful words, and thought provoking stories. Nothing can replace the feel of pages turning or the smell of ink on paper.  You remind this world to slow down and ensure imagination will remain the ultimate storyteller.

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Dear Writing,

Even after I left and pursued other things, you waited patiently for my return.  You could have easily abandoned me and left my muse asleep, but you put the pen in my hand and gave me stories to tell. Thank you, my dear friend.

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What “somethings” in your life deserve a thank you letter?

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c.b. 2012

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