You’re welcome, Karen!

That line has been stuck in my head for days now and I finally found a place to use it. It came to me when I was reading the often untold story of Mohammad Ali’s defiance when he was drafted into the Vietnam War. He spent three years in jail, gave up his championship title, and missed out on what probably would’ve been the best years of his career. He refused to go to war because he felt it was wrong that he should fly to the other side of the planet to kill colored people when his own people were being abused and mistreated right in his hometown.

The story made me think about all the people in history who have done great things and who have stood up in the face of death and refused to move. It really made me think about what things I would be willing to die for and that led me to thinking about the reason I’m even living.