Gratitude

Gratitude

I do not write to tell the world that I am better than it is,

I do not write to say that I am the best,

I do not write to inspire my self-esteem,

Nor to express my opinions.

I write to tell my friends that they are the most important things in my life,

I write to tell the water that it inspired my words,

I write to say that the fire fueled my hand,

To tell the air it is the breath of my essence,

That the earth is my roots and my strength.

I write because it is who I am,

And that if I did not write,

There would never be an "I" at all.