These are some items given away to promote Breast Cancer Awareness. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Good ideas are rarely easy to come by. But often it is the next step—actually doing something to bring them to life—that turns out to be the more difficult endeavor.
There are drawers full of good ideas that we will get around to someday. If we had the time. If we actually knew what to do next. If we just knew someone who knew someone who might help.
Which is why I was particularly impressed with the efforts of Dante Cano, a fifth-grader from New Jersey, and like me, a New York Jets fan. (That makes at least two of us. Plus my younger daughter. And, uh, I’m certain there are others.)
Dante’s idea was to use pink flags during NFL football games, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But Dante didn’t just have the idea; he actually followed through on it. He wrote a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell telling the league about his idea. I’m sure it must have been daunting for him, and I’m sure his parents provided all necessary encouragement.
But his letter was why we saw the game officials using pink penalty flags last Sunday. And Dante and his dad were there in person.
Nothing more to say, except, “Got the idea?”