Combined, Hope and Creativity Make the Impossible Possible
Earlier this week, we were listening to a podcast about the Apollo 13 mission. The situation faced by Mission Control was unprecedented. The threat was very real. The outcome was very uncertain. In short, the immediate impact of Oxygen Tank 2 exploding was to throw the team into chaos. But, they found their way out.
In the interview, one member of the mission control team said they had to calm down and embrace a new way of thinking. He told the team “Quit dwelling on this being impossible. Ask yourself, ‘What would make it possible?’”
We are in a bit of chaos right now. We’re facing a situation that easily feels impossible. And, yet, this new reality is already causing us to embrace new possibilities and tap into our creative impulses to find new ways to do what must be done.
One of the most amazing things we’ve seen this week comes from the nonprofit, Hope Vibes, an organization that focuses on sanitation and hygiene issues within Charlotte’s homeless population. Obviously, that need is greater today than it was just a few weeks ago.
Inspired by examples in Atlanta and South Africa, the HopeVibes team has developed a unique solution, making portable, solar-powered sinks out of oil drums they’re calling #HopeSinks
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This kind of immediate heart-centered innovation is what gives us Hope and what assures us that, while the next few weeks won’t be easy, getting through them together is possible when we mix hope and creativity together.
If you are interested in helping Hope Vibes with this — or any of their other projects — visit them on Facebook.
And, if you have stories of your own creativity, please click the button below and share them with us … so we can share them with others.
All good things,
Tim Miner & Matt Olin
Charlotte Is Creative