Hey I wanted to share something with you that happened over the weekend. My son Aiden is in little league (AAA, or Triple-A to those in the know!) – he’s been in Little League for six years now, and things are getting serious. He’s pretty heavily invested in it, and he really cares about winning. So this past weekend he had a great at-bat, and one of the four times he was up he hit the ball and drove it deep into center field, probably the best hit he’s ever had at bat. I think he thought he was going to get a home run – or at least a double, maybe a triple. Yes, he was very stoked…until some kind on the opposing team caught it, and he was out! The kid who caught it was obviously very stoked, but my son was crushed – crushed! To dust. In a second he went from exhilaration to dejection. But isn’t life like that? Selling homes for a living sure is like that. I never played sports as a kid, not so you’d notice anyway, so I never had much in the way of experiences like that. And I think I’m worse off for it. Growing up, I mostly had victories. I was good in school, etc., but I never had a lot of setbacks, so I didn’t learn how to overcome setbacks, not with alacrity anyway. And I think that playing sports like my son is doing will really help him with that. I’m so proud of him! I just had to share. So if you’re wondering how important sports are for kids, I have to tell you – I’m a believer. I can see how the lessons he’s learning in little league will serve him for years to come. Go Aiden! Love you buddy.
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