Thankful For My Friends Essay Example

Dear Mom and Dad,

For the past 20 going on 21 years, you guys have made so many sacrifices for me just so I could succeed, and I am forever grateful for that. I know there can be times where I can be a pain in the ass, or it seems like I am unappreciative of you guys, but deep down inside I hope you know I really do appreciate you both because there is no way I would be where I am today if it wasn’t for you guys.

I can’t wait for the day that I become successful so I can repay you guys for all the years of putting up with me, but unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be able to buy you guys each a brand new car, a private island and 100 Million dollars because you guys deserve all that and more for all the years of being patient with me. Even though I know sometimes I drove you guys crazy. But nevertheless, I appreciate your patience with me.

Mom, thank you for all the times you helped me with homework, stayed home from work to take care of me when I was sick, make my lunches for me every day, do my laundry, and above all for being an amazing mom.

As I look back over the years, you really did everything for me and always pushed me the extra mile to strive for greatness in school and I am so grateful you did because I have no idea where I would be without your help. Like I said before, I know it may seem like sometimes I can be bratty and unappreciative but even on my bad days, I hope you know I love you more than anything mom. And I hope I make you and dad proud because that is all I ever want.

Dad, thank you for being an amazing coach, role model and of course, thank you for being an amazing father. When it came to sports, there was nothing I loved more than shooting hoops on the driveway with you, playing catch in the backyard, or even pitching to me before one of my baseball games. You always joke with Dave and I and say that “we won the lottery having you as a dad” and although it was a joke, you were right because we did.

You always went the extra mile to ensure my success in sports and I really appreciate all the hours you spent helping me practice and even giving me pep talks to help me build up my confidence.

As I grow up, I realize not everyone gets to have a dad in their lives and it really makes me appreciate you even more. I know I may sound repetitive but it’s true, I know I may seem unappreciative of you and mom but deep down inside I really do love you more than anything and I am grateful for all the things you have done for me.

I may sound just a little biased, but I really do have the best parents in the world and I won the lottery having you guys for parents. You guys have given me all that I’ve asked for any more, you both have been there for me when I needed it, and you guys have been my number one supporters no matter what.

So Mom and Dad, thank you guys for always being my number one supporters. I love you both very much.

Love always.

Taylor Swift; an icon, a legend, a story-teller and now a happy, care-free woman.

After Swift released her album reputation in November, there was a lot of hype about track number five, titled "Delicate." We all knew that this song was one of the biggest anticipations off of the record but what we didn't know was the meaning behind the song and after Swift released the music video for it at the iHeart Music Awards show, we now can all go to bed knowing that Ms. Swift is happy with life.

The video starts out with Taylor on the red carpet with a beautiful gown and of course, red lipstick. Her facial expressions at the beginning make it seem like she doesn't want to be there, same old same old things that she is sick and tired of. Being interviewed by hundreds of press people and paparazzi on her every move. Knowing Taylor, she is not a fan of all the press being on her all the time.

After she gets through all of the paparazzi and press, she is handed a note (Hold on tight! The note becomes important later on). Taylor is then seen walking through the hotel with hotel body guards surrounding her, almost like they are keeping her away from her fans and all of the other things around her. The next part of this video is a big shoutout to her fans, as she is shown taking a selfie with a group of girls, Taylor's face is lit up and happy as ever but is then ruined by the body guards who take her away from that. We all know that Taylor adores her fans more than anything in the world and they are the ones who keep her sane.

Taylor just wants to be able to connect with the people that keep her going and the media won't let her do that, because one wrong move and Taylor's reputation could be ruined, again. After being torn away from her fans, she's shown in a dressing room in front of mirror looking at herself wondering what she's doing wrong and why people need to treat her in ways she doesn't want to be treated. Now, for the part that made every Swiftie's heart explode with happiness, Taylor decides to be herself for once and makes goofy faces into the mirror but when other people walk into the room and she waves at them and they don't see her she finally realizes something. Looking into the mirror once again, she doesn't see her reflection and becomes invisible to the world.

After she realizes that she's become invisible to the world and everyone around her she starts to become herself and dances around the hotel like nobody is watching, with her facial expressions becoming happy once again.

After her dancing moments in the hotel, Taylor gets into the elevator with a woman and they are face-to-face with each other and the woman smiles at Taylor and this is the moment when Taylor think somebody finally notices her for being herself but in the end the woman was smiling at the mirror in the elevator fixing her lipstick and once again Taylor realizes that she's still invisible to everyone.

Taylor then gets caught up in the moment and finds herself in a subway station, still dancing around however she wants and without a care in the world, she gets on the subway, gets off and finds herself in an alley way dancing in the rain.


Taylor is dancing in the rain. Now we all know how much Taylor enjoys dancing in the rain, ever since her first album she's had a thing for water. Now, this scene specifically screams out the Fearless era because of the line in the song "Fearless" that goes, "in a storm in my best dress, fearless." Swifties immediately got emotional, because that same dream that 12 year old Taylor had about dancing in the rain and being herself still exists 16 years later.

Going back to the video, you'll notice that Taylor looks the happiest in this part. She doesn't give a care in the world and doesn't care what anybody thinks of her because she has come to the point where she just wants to be herself and not succumb to what the media makes her out to be. The video ends with Taylor going to a dive bar (possibly on the East side?) This is where the note comes back into play, she goes into the bar looking for the guy who gave her the note. She gets into the bar, everyone is looking at her, but she ignores all of them looking for the one who likes her for her.

Once she sees who she's looking for (Joe?!) she realizes that she can just be herself with him and can let the rest of the world just pass her by.

Taylor's message in this video is truly beautiful. Something that no one has ever done in the music world, taking a song and making the meaning of it something that nobody expected out of her. She is truly done with what the media perceives her to be and has officially "cleaned" (1989 ERA!!) her reputation and can be herself once again.

Watch the official music video here:

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