Best day ever!

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I think today is going to go down in the books as my best day ever. What qualifies as the best day ever for a person varies with the person. A person's best day ever could be the day they got married, or the day they had their first child. The best day could be the day they graduated from college or the day they saw their grandchild graduate from high school. But today, April 2nd, 2009, I think will go down as the best day ever for me. The video blog below explains it all.

In case you were not on the Life Is Good Email list and didn't receive the email, you can read the online version here. When I got home today, I checked my email and I saw that I had one from Life Is Good. I was shocked when I scrolled down to see my face and a blurb about my story. I still had the thought in the back of my mind that maybe someone would think my journey wasn't good enough. I honestly don't understand why they picked me. I'm sure they get hundreds of letters every single day. Why me? I wonder why my story touched the people at Life Is Good? I wrote about a hat and what the hat means to me. I haven't done anything particularly heroic or courageous. I'm not exactly saving the world either? I'm just being me, doing the best I can do to get by.

Today I got to hang out with one of my closest friends, Michele. We decided it was time for another paint party, even though we just had one last week. I'm working on a small, yet detailed painting which will remain a surprise until the appropriate time. I've had the idea in my head for quite a while and now I'm finally getting it on paper. Michele was having a difficult time feeling inspired, I felt really bad for her because I was really getting into my art. We went to Captain Buzzy's Beanery which is way down in the city. It was really eclectic and it grew on me as the day went on. After we were done painting, Michele wanted pizza so we went to Ukropia, also known as Ukrops. She thought it was going to bother me if she ate pizza in front of me. But I assured her I am so used to it. If ever you eat in front of me, don't censor what you eat because of me, if it really bothers me (like the odor), I'll step outside for a moment. Other than that, go ahead and eat all the pizza and ice cream you want!

Once we were done with Ukrops, we went back to my house where Michele cut my hair. My new hair cut is in the video above. She took about an inch or so off, just to try and even it up. My hair in the video is about as straight and flat as it will get without me having to break out the flat iron. I love my new hair cut though, she always does such a great job. I've been her guinea pig ever since we were in tech school together! Now I'm pretty much done for the day, I'm exhausted but looking forward to the ER season finale. I just cannot believe how awesome today has been.

Again, I need to give a big thanks to all the people at Life is Good for helping to make this happen for me. There is someone else I need to thank, my Mom. She bought the hat for me because she knew how much I wanted it. And if you know me, when I want something, I usually keep the thought to myself. If I really, really, really want it, I might say something about it. I feel like I need to be appreciative of what I have in the first place and not want for anything more than I actually need. My Mom tells me that I rarely ever ask for anything and if it is something she can afford, she will help me to make it happen. So thank you Mom, if it weren't for you, I wouldn't have the hat. If it weren't for the hat, I wouldn't have written to the people at Life is Good. And if I hadn't of written to them, I wouldn't have been able to inspire 90,000 people. You rock Mom!

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