to the pool* make lemonade stand*go to the beach*run through the sprinkler*read
some novels*go to a museum*go to an aquarium*watch fireworks*family pizza
party* movie outside*go to an art show* run through the sprinkler*giant
bubbles*make ice cream* go camping* s’mores* campfire* make a car wash for
bikes* go to a library that we’ve never been to *
summer reading program* tent outside*paint rocks*make a bird feeder* go to a
park we’ve never been to*
go on a bike ride on a trail* set up an obstacle course* watch a parade*
sparklers and fireworks* play in the rain* have a sleepover* have an ice cream
party* draw with chalk* catch lightening bugs* build sandcastles* go to the
zoo* have a BBQ* make chalk paint* build a tee pee* play baseball* play Frisbee*
give the dogs a bath* take the dogs on a walk* slip and slide* go fishing* fly
kites* watch clouds* look at the stars* write letters* make popsicles* make mud
pies*make milk carton boats*go bug catching* go to Vacation Bible School* write
a story* homemade finger paints* outdoor bowling* put on a play* put on a
puppet show* mini golf* water the garden* go on a nature hike* pick some flowers*
cereal necklaces* make frozen pudding pops* water balloons* play soccer* play badminton*
go to story time* go to the farmer’s market* learn a
new song* learn piano* learn to play the banjo* decorate boxes* go to a
concert* make a fort* take funny photos and mail them to family members* PJ and
movie play date* child makes whole meal* make a fruit salad* deliver cookies to
neighbor* random acts of kindness* breakfast for dinner* road trip* children’s museum* go on a
picnic* sleep in* make cupcakes* ice skating at the mall* go to a baseball
game* family movie night* go to a movie* feed the ducks* dance party* painting
party* dinosaur bone hunt* play in the sandbox* snow cones* go to a carnival*
ride on a Ferris wheel* ride a horse* ride a boat* go kayaking with grandpa*
decorate bikes* ice cream truck* waterpark* scavenger hunt* homemade root beer*
ride a train* memorize scripture* FUN
It always amazes me, when I least expect it, a life lesson comes smack dab and hits me on the face. Tonight it came in the form of a children's audio series called Adventures in Odyssey. My kids listen to it almost every night and it has great stories and a wonderful lesson at the end. Most nights I see it as a way to gain a few extra minutes of silence, but tonight was a little different.
I was in the bathroom, scrubbing the sinks, grumbling to myself about the crusted on toothpaste and wondering why it was so hard to spit into it and miss. As I began to fold the enormous pile of towels plopped on the floor, I listened to a story about a baseball player who let one bad pitch ruin his career. An athlete who had a lot going for him let a little blip in the radar, throw him off course for good.
You can't let one bad pitch ruin your career.
These past few months we've been thrown a whole lot of bad pitches. A few of them went straight for the gut and I'm taking my base! I am not going to let a few bad pitches ruin my career. I may not fit the mold but I know that I am good at what I do. There will be no throwing in the towel or hanging up the cleats.