Today my mind is on the passing of Larry H. Miller who was the owner of the Utah Jazz and a person who made the state of Utah a better place to live. Without Larry Miller, Salt Lake City would not have the Utah Jazz (NBA), the Salt Lake Bees (baseball) several businesses, KJZZ TV station, a motor park raceway, and large movie theater complexes. His company owns 70 movie screens in the state of Utah. He was also the original owner of the Starzz team (WNBA) and the Golden Eagles (hockey). He built the Delta Center (now called the Energy Solutions arena) so our city not only has sports events, but also major concerts, rodeos and other forms of entertainment. Having a venue such as this most likely played a big role in bringing the Winter Olympics to Salt Lake in 2002.
All of this might not be of much interest to you if you live anywhere else, but his death has made me realize how much even one person can impact a town, a city, a state, or even the world.
Is there someone out there who has made a difference in the kind of life you lead? We know our family and friends have a huge impact on our lives, but sometimes a complete stranger - someone we have never even met, plays a role in shaping the world around us.
My challenge for all us today is to take a minute and journal, blog, scrap, or find some way to record your feelings about this person. Explain how they have changed your life. We are the ones who make sure these memories get passed on to the next generation and shared with others.