Apple Pie in the Sky?

October 7, 2011 at 7:00 am Leave a comment

Steve Jobs has passed away at what I consider the tender age of fifty-six. He was certainly one of the outstanding people of our time and his place in history is assured. For me though, his passing makes me aware that influential folks in the world are from a younger generation than mine.

This makes two things spring to mind. First: I have spent a fair bit of time on this earth and have not accomplished much. My dreams have not been realized and it’s too late for me. Or is it? Secondly: I think of Colonel Saunders. When he was age 65, his restaurant failed and he used $105.00 from his first Social Security cheque to lay the groundwork for what we know as Kentucky Fried Chicken. After realizing this dream, at the age of 75, he moved to Mississauga and started Kentucky Fried Chicken in Canada. (A retired United Church minister I know had Col. Saunders as a congregant and he said it was strange to look out from the pulpit and see the old Colonel in his familiar garb sitting right there) Hmmm… so the Colonel’s dream was realized, twice, very late in life. There’s always hope for our dreams.

Steve Jobs dreamed his dream and it was fulfilled by his belief in it and constant work toward it. I’m sure that if he lived to the ripe old age of 90, as Col. Saunders did, he would have continued refining his dream and perhaps even dreamed a new dream. He is gone too soon but the world is a better place because of his dream.

Kind of inspires one to always dream and not give up, eh?  Stay young.

Peace

© David Jones/ Thunderbridge Productions 2011

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