Today was my birthday. It was a good birthday. Actually, I'll say it was great. It started with getting a Burger King crown. They aren't gold anymore. They have cartoon children on them. I swear one of those kids had hipster glasses. Anyway, I wore my crown almost all day at work. I felt like a king. I don't know why I like Burger King crowns; they're just fun I guess.
After that I went to one of my past basketball players junior varsity games. I saw 5 of my former players in varsity or junior varsity basketball. It was amazing to see. I have to say that I'm extremely proud of those girls. They have grown up to be great talents and even better people.
That's what I want to talk about. It seems like I've realized just how big of an impact I have on this planet. Not saying I'm something to be revered or worshiped, however I do believe that I have a responsibility to make this place better than when I got here. It's not just me, it's everyone. We have a responsibility to help our children be able to fend for themselves at some point in their lives. People always say it's the parents' job, and it is. However, I also believe that we as adults have a job to pick up where the parents can't. For every deadbeat parent, there are a slew of good parents out there that do a tremendous job raising their children. But, they still need our help. All of us have a responsibility to make sure that all the bases are covered.
We need to be an example to the kids out there. We have to show them how to do this. I often ask myself if I'm doing it right. However, after tonight, there is no doubt that the kids I saw will be alright in the future. We have a long way to go before I'm totally confident, but if we as people work together, we can make this planet a better place.
However, for now, I'm saying Happy Birthday to me. Again.