"Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter if you're the lion or the gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better start running." ~African Proverb.
This proverb is how I want to live my life. Start running, everyday. You can't sit around and wait for things to come to you. I just finished reading Randy Pausch's book "The Last Lecture" and in it he talks about how brick walls are put there to show people how badly you want something. I get up every morning now and run at full speed. I do this not only for the children here who's lives I'm impacting, but because one day I might not wake up, and I want to know that I did everything I could to impact as many lives as possible. As for those brick walls, if I run as fast as I can, I see no reason why I can't run through them.