Falling in love isn’t just for your own benefit. Love wants to change you.
I take his unfamiliar hand and lead him into the elevator; forcing myself to breathe as we rise 22 floors above the city.
I’ve realized how much my adult life seems to be focused on living for the next step, the next place, the next promotion. That “home” has become an illusion I cling to when I am lonely or lost.
We see you, you filthy American. When Clint Dempsey scored the goal 34 seconds in, you started the “USA, USA, USA” chant, and you yelled it twice more after everyone else stopped.
Most people in your life only get to call you friend, but I get the incredible privilege of having your genes and calling you “Dad.”
Do we choose to be bogged down by work, financial issues, relationship drama, and anxiety about the future? Or instead, do we choose to dance before the setting sun and decide that it’s okay if our clothes get wet?
Do everything on purpose.
Figure out what you’re passionate about and do it.