What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay. There is just so much to be thankful for. From the small things such as someone holding the door for others to giving cookies to math TAing to really making a difference in the community, there is always someone out there wanting to help you. I just want to just put all the negatives aside today and just focus on the awesome in life. Everyday I am thankful that I am surrounded by awesome people! You all rock and drive me to be better and improve myself. On a broader level, I am thankful for a day that I live in freedom and can be me. That is the best gift that life can give. Each day I have goals to chase or places to see and awesome people to meet. When I see people, I see potential.
This afternoon, I ventured down to the Postal Museum in DC and really thought about how lucky of a young man I am. It is amazing and fascinating that we have many avenues that we take for granted of getting mail and what keeps us going. It is a great system that is amazingly accurate. Also what a great country that America is. We have all these freedoms and I know its not perfect, but it could always be worse. Also I had pleasant conversations with many passengers on Metro and enjoyed the smiling faces of the train drivers, when I wished then a Happy Thanksgiving. I made some of their days and they remember me, the next time I ride the train that they operate. It never hurts to do nice things for others, as it can be passed forward and can be returned in the future. I made some people’s days and then became great friends with them and when I had a bad day, they came and cheered me up. Also be thankful for who you are. You learn great things about yourself everyday and you learn what you can work on. Use those goals to wake up with a purpose. It makes life that much better :).
What I came up with is that I am thankful for so many things. It starts off with me chasing my dreams and able to be me and able to have control over my life. That is life’s best gift, when you can chase your dreams and control yourself so you don’t get in trouble or do bad things. Then its the awesome friends and family that I have to support me and are there when I am down. Then its the wonderful teachers and friends I met at Richard Montgomery and Julius West who helped me become my positive self. Can’t believe all my positive thoughts originated there. Read my play in my Writing blog entry, the one I wrote before this one! Also, all the nice people that I meet on the streets and by accident at school. That is where I make quite a few of my friends. I may not remember your names, however I remember your awesome characteristics and how I can help you all be better at math or whatever. I make no promises, but I try my best. Also a loud thanks to my passion for driving me to do better. I got to tell you, when you close your eyes and see passion, you really feel great and feel you can do anything. Also it drives me and a key part of who I am.
On that note, keep chasing your dreams and I am thankful that you all are awesome. Also one final thank you to my suite mates who have been great to live with this semester. You rock guys!
Carpe Diem and YO YO YOLO
Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!
Meteorologist Peekay Than