The Man on Hogan Road

"Finding joy in the midst of everyday life and sharing it with others is crucial to leading a happy life. I will never forget driving down Hogan Road in Nashville each week when I was growing up. Without fail, on just about every sunny day, a man who was mentally handicapped would sit in a lawn chair in his front yard and wave to everyone who drove past. His smile was brilliant, and it almost never failed to make me smile as well. He always seemed so excited to see you drive by. Despite his disability, he had the capability to make others happy. He shared his joy for life with others. And all it took was a big-hearted wave."