I met some friends last week for an evening birthday celebration and on the way back, decided to take the long way home. It was a beautiful summer night in DC to stroll on some of my favorite streets and I remembered so many wonderful memories along the way.
I took a detour to Shake Shack and walked away with a chocolate custard treat whipped with peanut butter sauce and chocolate truffle cookie dough pieces. It was as amazing as it sounds.
In fact, two strangers randomly stopped me to gawk at my sweet treat, remarking that I was holding heaven in the palm of my hands. Those comments made me think about one of the last things my grandfather ever said to me. With his infinite wisdom, he told me that I had life in the palm of my hands and it was up to me to decide what I did with it.
More and more I’m learning that things will not always go my way. There will be disappointments and tough days and unexpected obstacles. But, I’m also learning that it’s what you do in the face of those challenges that determines your true character. And I'd like to be the type of person who can smile even when everything goes completely, terribly wrong.
Let's add that to the list of things I'm going to accomplish before I'm 30.