Day 26 – January 26th, 2020

Well hello there!! 

I’m currently at Adrian’s, and he’s got a game to work so I figured I may as well take this time to write out a log while he’s busy! I like that we can hang out while he still works from home; I genuinely enjoy being in his company, even when he’s busy with work. I remember when we first started seeing each other and there would be days that he had games, I would just sit quietly behind him on the couch reading a book while he worked and I was more than happy to be doing that. Sometimes I’d fall asleep and he’d tuck me in with the burrito blanket so I was comfy-cozy, gahh. I love him, hehe.

I just took a quick break from writing because we just found out about the news of the passing of a very reputable and well-known basketball player who many, many people looked up to throughout his career and throughout their lifetimes. I may have only just started getting into the sports world and basketball, but even I know how much of an impact he made in the sport and the world alike. My heart goes out to his family, and to everyone who feels the pain of his loss on some level no matter what that level might be. His thirteen year old daughter was apparently with him too, along with a bunch of other people… I don’t really have the words to express how sad this is. 

It really just goes to show that no matter what your stature might be in life, what you’ve had, what you’ve done, what you’re yet to do – when it’s your time, it’s your time. It’s so sad and it’s shocking and unbelievable but it’s instances like these that remind us, collectively, that life truly can be cut short without a moment’s notice. Nothing in this life is guaranteed, including life itself. If we spent more time acting on this truth and remembering it… I don’t know, I just think that this world could be better. We could be better. 

It’s funny how the most “cliche” things in life are the truest truths. “Life’s too short”, “time heals all”. I know these things are said quite often but at the end of the day, it doesn’t make it any less true. 

This is why it’s so important to be appreciative, and thankful, on a daily basis. To be thankful that you woke up this morning, and took a breath, because there are so many people who don’t get the opportunity to do so. We’re so lucky to be alive!! I’m so thankful that I’ve got to live as long as I have, seen all the things I’ve seen, done all the things that I’ve done and experienced all that I have, every single bit of it from start to now. I’m so, so incredibly thankful for it all. 

It’s nice to know that when things like this happen, the world can seemingly stop for a moment to grieve as a whole, to take a moment of respect for a soul that inspired so many. We’re capable of so much greatness and so much kindness when we want to be. 

Anyways, I don’t think I really want to talk about much else for this log. My lesson to reiterate for today: when all else fails, when life seems to be hitting you hard and relentlessly, even in those darkest moments, be thankful. Be thankful that you’re able to experience those adversities because somewhere out there, there’s a wife, a mother, a son, a daughter, a sister or brother or father who is wishing that someone they loved could be experiencing all that life has to offer, the way that you get to. There’s someone out there who may be counting down the days they may have left on this earth wishing with all their heart that they could be experiencing everything that you get to experience, good or bad. 

Gratitude allows us to see the beauty in every moment we’re given, every breath that we take, every thought that we think and every feeling we feel. Gratitude saves us from taking these things for granted, and allows us to see these things for the miracles that they are. Because that’s exactly what they are – miracles. It’s miraculous to be able to wake up every moment, miraculous to step outside, and make it back home safely. 

So… no matter what you may be going through or how hard it might be to do so, try to be thankful, as much as you can be. It just makes this life that much more wonderful, beautiful, easier and peaceful too. 

(RIP Kobe & Gianna Bryant, John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah and Peyton Chester, Christina Mauser, & Ara Zobayan.)

Love always and endlessly, 


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