Whole Living: Team Players

Starting this week is the baseball World Series.  Whether you’re a baseball fan or not, there’s a lesson to be learned from this sport: one person does not a win make.  Whether you’re in a relationship, single, have kids, work one job or six, have the biggest home or live on the street, you can’t get through this life by yourself.  And you know what?  That’s a good thing!

With other people there are downsides like accountability, stupid drivers, problems, anger, hatred and broken promises.  But, if you learn how to play the game of life, you will win more than you lose.

Learning how to play the game means being active in catching balls (seeing opportunities), throwing the ball (asking for forgiveness), hitting (taking action), and sitting on the bench (getting help).  It also means you have to know your teammates very well, and know when they can and can’t support you, and when you have to support them.

If you can get through the whole year breaking even, you’ve done ok.  If you can get through with a winning score, that’s even better!

So how can you win?  Communicate (both talking and listening); share a hug, smile or pat on the back when it’s needed; don’t miss out on opportunities that practically bang your door down; and look out for those around you.  You’re not alone in this game called life, you’re part of a big team.  Are you doing your part?

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