What an honor to see Christopher Machalek and his class of 457 #NYPD officers graduate from the police academy today.
Thank you for your dedication and service and for protecting the good people of #NYC! Be safe! 🙏🏼
Beautiful evening in Chicago, no better way to spend it than catching up with a former teacher! Great to see you, Christopher! See you again in June, in Spain!! 🇪🇸 #reunited#chicago#greatestcityintheworld
Recently, I read an article about Andrea Bocelli. He went completely blind at the age of 12. Despite his obvious personal obstacles, he went on to live an extraordinary life. He went to law school, practiced law, but always continued to pursue his passion; music. It was not until he was in his 30s that he was discovered singing and playing piano in a bar. He is now known to many as one of the greatest voices of all time. Celine Dion once wrote, “if God had a voice, it would be that of Andrea Bocelli”. His story is one of perseverance and resilience. His perspective is always optimistic, despite his troubles. Every. Single. Time. I get the opportunity to step behind the stage and do what I love, I remember how grateful I am to get one more day to pursue my passion. Last night we did it in the heart of Manhattan @cipriani Every time I looked up, I smiled and took it all in. I never take this for granted.
It finally happened. And knowing each word by heart didn’t lessen the experience. I was particularly in awe of @treco27 and @mandy.gonzalez, the show-stealers in my eyes. @austinscott93 was better than Lin to me (no disrespect to the legendary Lin-Manuel Miranda) and I am once again honored to experience something truly special. (Oh and if you ever see this Mrs Gonzalez, JJ says hi!)
"Anyone who has TRULY been on this JOURNEY we call #LIFE knows that this is the GREATEST REDEMPTION STORY IN THE HISTORY OF SPORTS. PERIOD. There is ABSOLUTELY ZERO DEBATE."