Motivational Post for 7/21/19
Essay by Patricia Feager
"Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon.
We came in peace for all mankind."
This isn't a moon shot but isn't the Water Lily a beautiful symbol of peace? We owe a debt of gratitude to our Astronauts' who courageously gave and sacrificed so much more than what many people will ever do in a lifetime by braving the wilderness in galaxies from outer space.
Theirs, our Astronauts quest for the moon brought countries and people together in hopes of bringing "peace for all mankind." Whenever there is a quest to achieve something more that seems impossible there is uncertainty often accompanied by criticism. If only mankind's unbridled faith to achieve more would begin and end in peace then perhaps harmony and a sense of belonging would be possible.
Landing on the Moon wasn't the genesis of most discoveries we are told to be ascribed to chance. It involved training, determination, listening, education, persistence, fortunes, and misfortunes. The dream began long before Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon by others who came before him, like Newton who by chance was able to find a relative between the law of universal gravity and the falling of an apple.
Putting things into perspective, each and every human being has the ability to contribute to the universal goal to succeed. Whatever success means to you, whether it is achieving the American dream made of mortar and bricks on earth or something beyond the imagination, history tells us that discoveries of land or the moon aren't just a stroke of luck, but rather a culmination of many heroic efforts by different people who believe in hard work and making the effort to achieve more for the greater good. Even failures teach us more. In this life, everyone has a chance to make a contribution that begins and ends in "peace for all mankind."