I know a boy who has always wanted to play for the majors. Hit a home run in Busch Stadium and live the exhilarating rush of this competitive fulfillment. Like many with similar desires, even with the full engagement of talent, time and energy he did not reach the ballpark in time to play the game. It can be hard to accept-not being able to see a passion lived through to home base. Yet, one has to ask why it seems to end before its time? Is it truly a passion unfulfilled, or can it be that its destiny is found in a new ballpark? Perhaps the desire to hit one over the fence is being realized in a different field.
Onlookers can see that he has gone further, lived higher and reached farther than any baseball game or major league contract could ever take him. He still burns to live at the top of his game; catching every pop fly hit into his zone. He’s simply become a free agent holding position on many teams. Through relationship building in business, faith, family and love he has managed to put the man out at second, create a double play to first and hit not one, not two not even stopping at three, balls out of the park. A tremendous drive to live authentically in his passion persists at every base he turns.
Keep score on your days Aspen. Watch your ERA improve in your moments of authentic feeling, connecting and being-simply because you are still living your unique passion; just re manifest in love of people instead of the game. blessings. a beautiful thing~in love. trish