Columbus Day

Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World. -Christopher Columbus

Every second Monday of October federal offices and many schools close to celebrate Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the New World in 1492. The Italian explorer sailed under the Spanish King and Queen, Ferdinand and Isabella. While believing he had reached China or India, he actually landed in the Bahamas. Several return trips later, he understood that he had found new territory. President Franklin D. Roosevelt made Columbus Day a federal holiday in 1937. This came over 100 years after the first Columbus Day was celebrated in 1892 in New York.

Lets’ be grateful for the spirit of exploration that lived in Columbus and other trailblazers. Take some time to reflect on Lao Tzu’s words, a journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step; be like Columbus and move to action TODAY.