You always looked at the bright side,
Even on the gloomiest days.
You taught me to adjust to the tide,
Yet, stand firm in my ways.
Because of you, I am true to myself.
You were the wild wind within my sails,
And the sun in my eyes,
Keeping me on course,
And hearing my cries.
Because of you, I am strong.
Even when I tried to quit,
Got frustrated, and was beaten,
You showed me lessons to learn from it,
And pulled me back to my feet again.
Because of you, I am unrelenting.
You showed me faith, you showed me strength;
These are the things that built me.
Your smile and laugh gave me warmth,
And showed me who I could be.
Because of you, I became better.