Today We Sailed On

There are those moments, or even days, when you believe, in the deepest part of you, that you cannot go on. After giving and giving, when you have  poured your heart and soul into living and the trials life holds,  those are the  times you know  the scale has been tipped precariously. Those are the days you need to open your journal, take a deep breathe and write, “Today, we sailed on.”

“Today, we sailed on.”   Christopher Columbus had a dream inside he had never seen except in his own visions.   Each new day, as he faced the trials and challenges,  he pressed forward and, at the end of each day he paused to record in his journal.    What  he wrote  probably seemed a simple line to him yet day after day he wrote the same line.  That  single line, however,  has inspired men to dream of unknown lands, reach for greater heights and cross uncharted trials, “Today, we sailed on.”

Somedays, that is all you can or need to say at the end of the day, “Today, we sailed on.”   Oceans aren’t crossed in a day, children aren’t raised in a day, great intellectual pursuits aren’t obtained in a day.     Take hope each time you are able to open your journal and record, “Today, we sailed on”  that you are  one day closer to discovering “America” and all that represents.   LIve the American dream that began because one man continued each day to sail on instead of turning his ship around and heading back to safety and the  known course.

“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day, these are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.”- T.E. Lawrence 1888-1935