To flourish is to grow well or to thrive. Watching the ‘Rise Up’ clip and seeing me a year ago made me realise how much we change and grow as people. In October 2011, I wasn’t thinking much past my HSC exams. 12 months later and I have grown through and past that. It’s wonderful to see people grow in faith, love and life. To see people grow in a positive light and understand the magnificence of the surrounding world, I believe that is a reason to be thankful.