I solemnly agree with Max Eddington when he says “So I have learned to be grateful. I have learned from the strongest person in the world how to be grateful.” It was such an unusual moment for me and I felt touched.
Like Max, I too complain about getting up and doing things, but really I’m very selfish. So many don’t have the opportunities I do, like going to school every day, or having the ability to succeed in life. That’s why I no longer complain about doing chores or having to walk to my car. I have learned from Lance Flake and Max Eddington not to take life for granted and to live as if it’s your last day.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.