I saw this sign while shopping with a friend yesterday. We went to a shabby chic haven of small stores selling a plethora of clever items that we could have made ourselves if we only had thought of the ideas first.
At any rate, this sign caught my eye and its message gave me pause.
My first thought after reading it was actually ‘Oh geez, what has the last year been preparing me for? Seemed like a frightening thought after a pretty exhausting year of events.’
But on the flip side, it makes sense that each experience prepares us for the next. And that’s a good thing.
Because life gets easier the more we do it. Just like we get better at playing catch the more we practice.
We learn how to relax and get into a rhythm with the ball. How to position ourselves for successful catches by reading the ball and predicting where it might end up.
We also learn to recognize and dodge those fast balls that could really hurt if they nailed us. And how to catch the next hardball differently so it doesn’t sting so much.
And most importantly we learn how to be open — and unafraid — to catch certain curve balls that can change our life forever.
What about you? How do you think each experience prepares us for the next?