Sunday, April 19, 2009


I woke up this morning. When I opened my eyes the first thought that crossed my mind was, "Yesss." Not like, "Yesss, I'm doing it.. etc. etc." But Yess like I get to live another day. Ever since I saw Ishmael Beah speak I've had a greater appreciation for this thing we call life. Ishmael spoke about the fact that some nights he didn't know if he would wake up in the morning. He would go to sleep scared. The uncertainty plaguing every pleasant thought his mind could muster.

When I woke up this morning I said, "Yesss." I will eat some food. Talk to my friends and maybe even see some (Ben holler at me). I can breathe through both nostrils, I can run, and jump, dance, and sing. That's more than enough to be happy about. So I say thank you, or thank him, or thank her, or thank it to whoever granted this beautiful beautiful life.


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