If you had told me when I was in junior high that one day, I'd have so many friends to thank for wishing me a happy birthday, I wouldn't have known whether to laugh or to cry. The correct answer is probably to cry, because if you'll excuse the moment of emotion, I really am overwhelmed by you all. Thank you very much for the birthday wishes. You've all impacted my life more than I can ever say.
I can't say it enough: thank you, one and all.