Today’s the Day!

“Today’s the Day!”
    -Mel Fisher, Treasure Hunter

It is said that the most important things in life are not things. However, tangible treasures often have a value that is not visible to the undiscerning eye.

One  treasure I have collected is a silver coin that I wear as a necklace. It’s not just any silver coin- this one spent 350 years at the bottom of the ocean. It came from the bounteous treasure of the Spanish galleon, the Atocha, which sunk off the Florida keys in 1622.

I value this coin not so much because it’s a collector’s item, but because of the story of vision, passion and relentless determination that it represents. I’ll not take your time to tell the story, because it represents a man’s 11 year mission to accomplish a dream. It required faith at a
level that most people called “crazy”. Has anyone ever thought you were crazy for pursuing a vision? If not, I dare say you are not stretching far enough. It required incredible sacrifice …of time, of money and in this case, even of human lives.

Would Mel Fisher say it was all worth it? His legacy is a resounding “YES”.  Mel did not leave this earth having succumbed to other people’s small thinking or dwarf goals. Without a doubt, he was a “change maker”. His influence will change the lives of every generation in his family to follow his now legendary status as “treasure hunter”. What about you? What treasure are you seeking?  Does it fire your dreams and stoke the fire of daily activity? Are you on track to be a change maker? If not… “Today’s the Day!”

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