I wake each morning with a renewed anticipation of the humdrum things that this new day will bring my way. Everything is an experience to be smelled, touched, poked and prodded. Things I have to do, empty the dishwasher, fold the clothes, wake up my son, and stop at the drug store. The list is endless, but each task completed proves that I am alive and functioning. This is my greatest gift!

Joel T Nowak MA, MSW