So…I’m at the gas station today and as I walk in a gentleman is smiling ear to ear and engages me in a conversation about the #JRW. His exact words were “They saved Chicago.” In a sense I would have to agree. In the midst of this mire of negativity that seems to have showered us in the past few weeks, paired with the reputation that Chicago has earned in recent years due to all the violence, it is truly refreshing to see these youth grab the hearts and minds of Chicago and the world.
Watching the city embrace these young men provided the type of encouragement that galvanized a city and has given a glimpse of what we can do. We can be better. We can choose who we are. We can feel good and spread love. We are champions.
JRW came up short in the final game of the world series, however it does not make their impact any less powerful.
Thank you to Jackie Robinson West for being the spark that will move all of us into the direction of our greatness. All things are possible when we believe, and even in the moments when we may falter allow them to serve as a reminder that the treasure is in the journey and each and every one of us can help to save the world.
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