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I know, I know, it’s overplayed. Surely (“Don’t call me, Shirley” — couldn’t help myself there), there are  a hundred more important stories for the media — and the public — to focus on today. And maybe it shouldn’t matter so much. But you know it does.

So today, I am Cleveland. And I hope, as it says in this excellent article (except for the “beleaguered” part), that you will be Cleveland today too. There are many many reasons we all choose to live in this city and not one of them is because of LeBron James. We can be great without him. In fact, we are great without him.

But we still really really want to win tonight.

Mark is going with my dad and brothers and I will choose to watch basketball over Grey’s Anatomy for the first time ever.  And no matter the outcome, I will be Cleveland again tomorrow and the day after that.

Who’s with me?

Austin has a Witness t-shirt. Long-sleeved, black with the Nike swoosh and those stark white capital letters. He’ll keep wearing it. He’s a witness after all. As are we all.

I’ve witnessed greatness and heroism and bravery many times over. Every time a teacher stays late to help that struggling child. Every time a nurse cries with a family. Every time a doctor takes a middle of the night call from scared parents. Every time someone gives a little more than they can afford. Every time someone makes the right choice instead of the easy choice.

I saw it when my lifelong friend lost his leg from the knee down and, instead of giving up and sitting in front of the TV, he became a triathlete. I see it every day when Austin wakes up and, even though he has a thousand reasons to hate the world and another thousand to fear the world, he chooses to love it instead.

I witness them everyday: Small bits of greatness. Quiet acts of heroism. Ordinary miracles. And you know what? So do you.

Let’s celebrate that.

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