Today is my Birthday. The first song that played when I shuffled my playlist was Respect by The Notorious BIG. What is interesting about this song is at the beginning, Biggie raps about being in utero. Describing how he was looking forward to being born and anticipating enjoying Tanqueray and Hennessy.
I also wanted to find out the temperature on the day I was born, so I decided to look it up. It was a very cold day in Illinois that day, -1 when I was born at 8:30 in the morning and reaching a high of 13 degrees.
Today I live in a much warmer climate. I am thankful that I can be a creative person with a wife, son, family, and friends.
I am thankful that I can celebrate today, and I know that today so many people are hurting and pain. My hope for them is that they have the comfort, support, and access to resources to ease the pain they are experiencing. Each day I have is a day to contribute, a day to be content and thankful. Today I am grateful to be able to celebrate and experience another year.