SACRED SIX: TEAMWORK/COMPASSION MESSAGE
In 1969, my dad was the pastor of a little church in the little town of Windsor, Missouri. Our TV area was in our basement and our antenna didn’t go up very high, so when Apollo 11 astronauts were landing on the moon, we went next door to the church. There was a TV on the 3rd floor in the youth room and the antenna was in the attic, so it did better at picking up the live broadcast from Kansas City 90 miles away.
As a 9-year-old, I saw Neil Armstrong on live TV deliver those famous words, “That’s one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.” I don’t think Neil realized at the time how those words would mark a major shift in human history any more than I realized the impact that event would have on my own life. Half a century later, I remember it vividly, along with the black and white Tang juice commercials. Since then, I looked at the world as a place where ingenious things can and do happen. I have always looked outside the confines of what we think are limitations.
Today and in days to come. you might not change the course of human history, but it is highly likely you will have the opportunity to change one human’s history. You might be the first person to extend forgiveness to someone. You might be the first person to give someone else grace, or the first to help them overcome debilitating circumstances, or the first to regularly treat them with kindness. The Apollo 11 crew made it to the moon because of an entire team doing something for the first time ever. What innovations will you and your team do together? Something revolutionary? Follow your passion today with wild abandon.
Neil Armstrong said, “I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work.”
Mark Mills, Chaplain / Director of Spirituality
Signature HealthCARE of Warren
2473 North Rd., NE
Warren, OH 44483