I woke up this morning to a lovely Texas day. It is a good habit to get into — waking up every morning. I am on a run that I hope to continue for a long time. Wish me well.
In my first look about at things, I was struck with awe and gratitude that the particular zip code in which I woke was in the United States of America.
I am amongst 330,000,000 persons who have the distinction of calling themselves Americans. Today, I don’t care where you came from, how you got here, whether you did it legally or not — I am just overwhelmed with our collective good fortune. Yours and mine.
Which raised another question: How did I ever come to deserve this enormous blessing?