A couple years ago, my sister Ellen wrote me a card and told me I was the funniest person she knows.
I took that to heart, because more than anything, I love to make people laugh.
Tonight, I was told I was an inspiration to someone trying to accomplish a major athlete goal of his own.
Of all the words I might use to describe myself, this would not have been one of them.
To the giver of the compliment, I say thank you for this.
And for pushing me to see myself as different from what I have always believed.
And for having the patience to stick with me as this slowly evolves.