Sometimes Life Throws You Curve Balls

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Life will throw you curve balls… Just keep fouling them off. The right pitch will come.”  Rick Maksian

Everyone deals with adversity — it’s part of life. Many times, adversity comes in the form of relationships and sometimes it comes in the form of academics. Athletes face adversity on the field and there are times when people will face adversity in the form of finances.

The last part of the quote actually says, ‘the right pitch will come, but when it does, be prepared to run the bases.” What I’ve discovered in life is that many times, you will be challenged. You will face challenges in life that many times you think you won’t be able to make it through. But deep down, you must keep struggling through that adversity, because remember, the struggle is not the end state. And just like Rick Maksian says, once that right pitch comes, you have to do more than just keep fouling them off and put it in play. You have to take action. You have to be ready to run the bases.

I know I live a blessed life and I am truly thankful for everything God has given me. All the situations — the ups, the downs. I wouldn’t want it any other way.  That’s not to say it’s always easy. And that’s not to say that I haven’t had to face significant adversity either. But who hasn’t? I’m healthy, I have great friends, and most of all, have an amazing family.

So remember, when life throws you a curve ball, always swing for the fences. Always.

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