Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Showing Up in the Darkness Illuminated: Lessons Learned from Baseball Under the Lights

One of my favorite memories as a kid was playing baseball under the lights. We usually got one game a season. It was a chance for little leaguers to feel like big leaguers. I don’t really remember if we won or lost those games under the lights. I do remember, though, playing in the darkness illuminated.

Last night our kids had the chance to do the same.

Did we win? No. Lost 6-4.

Did we show up ready to play together and as a team. Yes.

That’s what will be remembered as we turn the page to a new day and the next game.

Friends, there is darkness all around us, yes. But there is also just enough light overhead to empower us to play together. Find it and play in it. In these spaces you may not always win, but you and those around you will never forget you at least showed up in the darkness illuminated. That is our collective human call- even when masked and physically distant. That is what will carry us forward into the next day...and the day after that...