I am grateful for the nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, and dreams that turned into a reality.
When I first read this quote, specifically, the part about nights turning into mornings, it reminded me instantly of something an old fella I used to work with, who has since passed, used to say when I would greet him every morning. I would say, “Good morning, Marty!” His reply, “It is a good morning, I woke up.” He was such a sweet, little old man, and so wise. I didn’t realize then, too young and stupid to even notice, he was living every day with all the gratitude money could buy. I am so lucky to have the opportunity to wake up each morning and live my life the way I want to live it, surrounded by the amazing people I get to call my friends. Friends that I consider my family and I am not talking solely about the tribe of people I have literally grown up with. That crew and I are very lucky to have stayed so close, however, I am also talking about all of the other incredible humans I have met along the way. It is not often a person journeys through their life and is continually touched and inspired by people and then through those experiences new friendships are forged. I love my people and all the laughter we have shared along the way. I have said it before and I will say it again, “A life without laughter is a life not worth living.” Ultimately, being surrounded by great friends has given me an immense sense of fulfillment. My friends are the best friends in the world. They are my support system. They have picked me up when I was down and have celebrated every triumph with me along the way. I am the richest person in the world.
And I can say with confidence, at this very moment, I am living out my dreams. I took a leap of faith with a couple of crazy broads who just happen to be my sisters and we built The Sister Project, which in 2 weeks will be our 1 year anniversary. Holy cow! We had an idea, came up with a plan and followed our hearts, because the sky is the limit.
I am all too aware of the wonderful things I have in my life. In many ways my life has been priviledged, but I was shown at an early age what it means to work hard and if you do you will reap the fruits of your labor. Holy shit, I sound like my dad. Add, being surrounded by a tribe of peeps that I consider family even though we are all brothers and sisters from other misters topped with turning my dreams into realities. Yeah, I’d say there is alot to be thankful for. I have a Cool Ass Life.
Love it. Live it. Share it.