This picture was taken early today on my ride home from morning basketball, or the MBA as we like to call it. I have been participating in MBA play for almost a full year now, and let me tell you, it is a great way to get the day started. There is nothing quite like working up a sweat with some of the greatest people in your life. Another great thing about being up so early is that I get to see some of the best sunrises this state has to offer. Granted, this particular sunrise is not the most beautiful one I have ever seen, but it sure does make one thankful for being able to see it.
As strange as it may sound, the first thing I do when I wake up every single morning and when I go to bed every single night is silently thank the Creator for allowing me to live another day. I know I’m young, but I could go at any moment, so I want to make sure I live my life in a way that will bring a smile to the faces of all I encounter. Things have been pretty great lately for a number of reasons, but I’m not about settling. There is so much more love and drive in my heart, and I cannot wait to see the fruits of all my hard work pay off. In the words of my pal Alex Hitchins:
“Begin each day as if it were on purpose.”