Today is National Moon Day. It not in honor of the Full Moon but rather in honor of the first landing on the moon, and a few hours later the first steps on the moon. It is the symbol of achieving the impossible and the adventurer's spirit. It was a powerful time in history that gave many hope and inspired a lot of awe.
As I gaze up at the moon at night I wonder what it would be like to walk on her surface. What would it be like to touch a landscape so different? And yet the question is not one of disappointment or longing but rather reassurance of a dream and hope.
We all have "moon dreams"; those dreams that seem out of reach. There will be people that tell us it is impossible or even people that don't believe us when we achieve them. All that matters is we try. All that matters is that we believe and strive for the goals that captivate our imagination. Our biggest limitation is not reality but lack of confidence in ourselves.
I'm grateful for the reminder to dream big. I'm grateful for the light of the moon in the darkness that sparks hope. I'm grateful for the awe of the video of those first footsteps and I'm grateful for the hope it gave that generation. I'm grateful for the beauty I see when I gave upward. I'm grateful for all the symbolism and love I see in something as "ordinary" as the moon in the sky each night. And I'm grateful to share my love of this universe with you.
What do you dream of doing? What inspires you to try to achieve those dreams? What symbolism do you find in the sky and the beauty of the moon?
May today spark our passions and dreams. May we remember there is always hope. And may we find the courage to take one small step for ourselves and one giant leap for this beautiful place we call home.