LIFE IS NOT A BASEBALL GAME (Part 3 of 6)
In the outfield you will often be lonely, but your position is important.
When you least expect it, you will be called upon to be the backup for what someone else has missed.
Opportunity will come your way, sometimes high, sometimes low, sometimes fast, sometimes slow.
It will be up to you to remain alert and be ready to adjust your position and your speed.
LIFE IS NOT A BASEBALL GAME (Part 2 of 6)
As a Pitcher, you must throw life your best pitch.
As a Catcher, you must handle the curves life dishes out.
You must become quick enough for the fastball and tough enough for the hardball.
When you play the bases, you will sometimes make an error, but with practice comes improvement, and you can eventually expect more double plays and even an occasional triple play.
It is almost Baseball Season, and our Inspirational message each day this week will be 1 of a series of 6. Please check back for Wednesday’s Message for part 3.
LIFE IS NOT A BASEBALL GAME
(Part 1 of 6)
Life will not wait for a teammate to
consult with you on the mound.
Life offers no Seventh Inning Stretch.
No one can Pinch Hit for you.
There is no Bull Pen to rely on.
You may be called upon to play any position.
It is almost Baseball Season, and our Inspirational message each day this week will be 1 of a series of 6. Please check back for Tuesday’s Message for part 2
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.
I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.
For Africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
Dr. Maya Angelou, author and poet
YES, It’s always “The other Guy”. . . until IT’S YOU!
As we listen to and are tempted to repeat the rhetoric about immigrants, people of other races, religions, or those in any way different from ourselves, I pray that we remember, reflect upon and consider the wisdom of these words:
First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.
– Niemöller –