Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My own "Jackie Robinson" day

Today marks a milestone in my life.  Oh sure, for most folks, their 42nd birthday is just another birthday.  For me, it is a magical time.  After all, in baseball the Number 42 holds a special place in the hearts of fans everywhere (or it should!).  Forty-Two represents the dawning of things not thought possible before it.  It is of dreams and of breaking barriers.  It is of legends to be made and legends that live on forever.  Forty-Two means standing up for what's right, even though it may not be popular.  It means standing out and standing up for what you believe in.  It means showing your doubters that you have the stuff they can't see, or they refuse to see until they have no choice but to see.  Forty-two is not the middle of life, but the start of things to come.  It is the answer to "Life, the Universe and Everything." It is my own "Jackie Robinson" day!

*For those missing the "Life, Universe, and Everything" reference - Google it.