Few things are as exciting as welcoming a new baby into the family. As I watched my precious little cousin sleep yesterday, I couldn't help but wonder what the future will be like for someone born in 2013. When he is my age, what gadgets will he take for granted that don't even exist today? What diseases will be cured? What will be the impact of climate change? What will race relations be like? After so many thoughts of the future raced through my head, I shifted gears and began to think back to my childhood, fondly recalling the days of playing outside all day with my friends and cousins. I'd get on my bike in the morning and ride from house to house to house, often not returning until it was time for dinner. We didn't have a lot of money or the newest toys, but we had a close family and a strong sense of community. I hope I can have a positive impact on my cousin's life like so many people impacted mine.