People like to celebrate their birthdays in all different sorts of ways. For me, I like to run a race. It reminds me that I have this gift of a body that moves and a heart that beats and a brain that thinks. It reminds me that even if I’m struggling, I am alive and what a gift that is. This year I’m running the Popular Brooklyn Half Marathon for Team for Kids. Team for Kids brings running and athletic programming to youth around the city for free. You can help me by donating here.
New York and I have been through many ups and downs, but like any partners, we have found a way to keep going because the love is there. And that makes it worth it. I don’t like the idea of Valentine’s Day. I feel that every day should be a celebration of the people we love. So, instead of expressing my love to the people who already know they have it, I’m dedicating today to a place and idea that easily desrves a daily show of affection: New York City.