A Little Book of Thank Yous: Letters, Notes & Quotes (An Etiquette Guide and Advice Book for Adults Who Want a Grateful Mindset) (Birthday Gift for Her)
Thank you for being who you are.
It takes courage to be who you really are, especially if you are not quite like everyone else around. That courage can be contagious in a wonderful way. I have a friend who was a complete outcast in high school. She didn't even really undestand why, except that she's a firecracker and someone who doesn't see any point in changing her looks, mannerisms, or beliefs to fit the status quo. A lot of high schoolers devote themselves to changing their looks, mannerisms, or beliefs in order to fit in, and no one knew what to make of my friend, so they ridiculed and excluded her. She got a letter years later from one of her classmates thanking her for having the strength and conviction to be who she was, and not to try and change or fit in for the sake of it. It turns out that my friend's struggle was being watched more closely than she'd imagined, and that this classmate had gone on to find the same strength in herself and was so much the better for it.