Lieutenant Colonel Eileen Collins, America's first female shuttle commander, received official word of her history-making assignment while she was at the White House. Here is what Collins said: "When I was a child, I dreamed about space—I admired pilots, astronauts, and explorers of all kinds. It was only a dream that I would someday be one of them. It is my hope that all children, boys and girls, will see this mission and be inspired to reach for their dreams, because dreams do come true!"
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Collins's inspiring words remind us of the power of dreams. When dreams set the direction and hard work sets the pace, struggle need never set us back—in the high calling of our daily work.
Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air.