Mound Visits, 3/16/19
One of my former players called last night. I hadn’t heard from him in a long time. He was on a partial scholarship back in the day. We talked about when, as a player, I had scolded him for not eating properly. When I asked him why, he said, “Coach I don’t have any food.” One of the reasons he called last night was to thank me for having he and his roommate over to our house for dinner. (Sharon is a good cook!). That young man didn’t make it to the majors, but he’s now one of the top financial advisors in a major southern city. He just called to say, “thanks.” He shared with me that he and his wife give thanks throughout the day, every day, for all the blessings God has given them.
Adversity has a way of bringing out the best in us, if we persevere and look up. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “When it’s dark enough, you can see the stars.”
“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”
(2 Corinthians 4:17)