I woke up today at around 6:45am. I didn’t expect to be up so early given that I usually sleep in on Sundays but I figured since I was up, I’d get some stuff done. Stepping out into the driveway, I felt the cold chill of March air – which was surprising being that this was already late April. I just told myself to suck it up as it’ll get warmer towards the afternoon.

I like driving around on Sunday mornings because it gives you a sense of just how large and empty the world can be. If there is something I like about catching these hours alone, it’s the way the colors of the saturated morning sun stand in contrast to the dull illumination of daylight. You’ll see a building that hasn’t had the sun shine on it yet except for that small part of the upper level. I live for sights like that. It makes me feel like I’m witnessing time’s essence itself.

After running a couple of grocery errands, it was pretty much time to go home. I was wondering if I would actually entertain myself by picking up a print copy of The New York Post or The Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition. I know I could just read it on my iPad and honestly, it’s quite fun to do so. However, with time so fleeting during mornings like this, I just decided to forego doing things that would take up too much time altogether. Even blogging too much on this post.

I’m glad I got a chance to recalibrate myself. As this beautiful Sunday morning rounds out to a close, I am really thankful for everything that I have. I am lucky, not smart. And you know what? That’s ok by me. God has different plans for different people and if being lucky and not “intellectual” is the way that I’m going to go through this life then who am I to question God’s cosmic wisdom. There are things that I don’t know both about life and the capital markets. All I need to know are the results, and that’s that.

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