Because of you, in so many ways —
I am stronger...I am better.
No longer am I weak and tethered;
Your acquaintance released my fetter.
Your quick wit makes me laugh; ...I am happier.
Your unfailing support bolsters me; ...I am more confident.
Your gentle advice nudges me; ...I am more productive.
Your unerring perception enlightens me; ...I am healthier.
Your faithful love empowers me; ...I am more trusting.
Your quiet encouragement ameliorates me; ...I am more patient.
Better than you? Ridiculous,
Absurd, and patently untrue.
Indisputable, however, is that
I am a better me...because
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