Not only a revered baseball icon, Jackie Robinson’s integrity and fortitude on both the public and private stages makes him the enduring symbol of strength; for anyone, in any sport.
When his Number 42 was communally retired by MLB, it made a statement we can take to heart.
No matter who tells us we can’t do something, or if we are personally fearful of failure or ridicule – take a moment to think what this man, this ballplayer endured – during a period of our human history that was not so long ago.
Although he wasn’t granted a long life, Jackie Robinson made the life time he was given, count in a way that changed all of us forever.
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. | Jackie Robinson