On a brief visit to Florida, I decided to be a tourist for a day and make a trip to the Kennedy Space Center. What I discovered there was awe inspiring. The shear enormity and complexity of the Apollo rocket that took our astronauts to the moon had never been fully conceptualized in my mind and heart until I stood next to the behemoth. The amount of courage and discipline it took for those men to sit atop that enormous bomb while strapped into a capsule the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, had no bounds.
When the Apollo rocket was built, no one could even say for certain that it was going to get them to the moon, let alone back. It was just an idea, a dream extracted from an infant science and a huddle of inspired minds. Few men would have dared, even fewer would have tried and conquered.
So the next time I am discouraged or lose sight of unrealized goals and purposes, all I need to do is look up at the moon. What a few men and women conceived as being possible was then achieved. That is the scope of imagination, and along with a little courage all of us can realize our own and worldly dreams.
Richard Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books®