Some years ago, I used to live right around the corner from the New Mexico State Fairgrounds where, during its inception, the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta was held. It is interesting that the first couple of years, this event was poorly attended with only a few balloons participating and not many more people. The critics of the early festival were quick to point out that this was one of those 'hot air' fiascoes that would never get off the ground. Today that same event— which had such humble beginnings— is a world-class festival drawing hundreds of thousands of participants and visitors to our city each year. Our dreams always begin in very small and seemingly insignificant ways. There are always those around who are quick to point out that "It won't work—whatever it is." Yet when we stay focused on our dreams, we live to see them come into realization in ways beyond our conceiving.