In the weeks leading up to my birthday I got asked a lot: “what do you want?” and “what are you going to do?” These two questions lead me to this morning, driving down State Street with Cherise at 7am to deliver hot soup and sammies to the first 10 homeless people we saw before heading in to work. For my birthday this year, I wanted to give a little more than I took. I wanted to tread a little more gently on this wonderful Earth, with more grace and less stress, with more humility and less judgment.
I carry into my 28th year the 10 smiles exchanged this morning, the 10 “thank yous” and the 1 sweet hug. I also carry with me a full, full heart.