Pick up your bat

Kids are so cute and precious, and does some of the weirdest things, which I’m sure most would have no argument with that. When my nieces and nephew played softball/baseball, I attended mostly all of their games, to show my support, and because I enjoyed the sport. I can remember many days passing the “Tee-ball” playing field, but not before stopping to watch a play or two. I’d smile every time I saw a little batter come to the plate to take his/her swing. Although most times they’d miss, they never stopped swinging. Of course, laughter erupted and shouts of “awe” were said, but while most people thought it to be funny, I found it rather “interesting” (a favorite saying of my oldest sister).

I often questioned, how is it that children between the ages of 4-7 saw an opportunity, took a “swing at it”, and wouldn’t stop swinging until they hit their target, yet so many adults see an opportunity, swing, strike out, then drop the bat and go back into the dugout, all because they didn’t hit a homerun? As my Pastor would say during morning service, “Turn to your neighbor”, and tell them to pick up your bat! Don’t “throw your opportunity to the ground,” and walk away. Like those children, you have to be persistent and never give up, no matter how many swings it takes you. If you keep at it, sooner than later, you’re going to knock things out of the park!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Deetra La’Rue

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