Let me start by saying I am not necessarily a huge fan. Not because your music isn't wonderful, it just isn't my style.
Still, I want to thank you for the message you often send in your music to people all over the world. As an adult gay man, it touches my heart and nearly brings me to tears to hear you sing uplifting songs, telling kids they are perfect the way they are. Too many places in this world, kids are told they are a disappointment, they are not enough, they should be different. Even though they are not perfect (we could all improve), its wonderful that somebody will let them know they are perfect who they are. Its important that people hear that somewhere in life. I grew up feeling like something was wrong with me, that I needed to change who I was to make people happy. We are all just a little bit freakish and its encouraging to see somebody like you letting people know that that's okay, that they are perfect, and that they can be themselves. I know some of your songs are just plain fun and that's awesome too. But I really appreciate the message of songs like Perfect. They make me, a 30 year old man, feel like I am being told for the first time in my life that I am perfect the way I am. I know I don't know you, but it still feels nice to hear it.
Thank you so much for the inspiration you are to countless people. Me included.