Baseball: The season is about to start.. At 64 I still get eager to see the players go to Spring Training. The opener will be upon us. So many lessons for the game of life from the greatest game of sport.

” There ain’t no man can avoid being born average. But there ain’t no man got to be common”.  Satchel Paige

Shoulders Back, Head Up: Most of us are not heads of state, brilliant scientists, CEOs, or supremely talented artists. We may be average, but we need not be common. Common expects too much without giving anything in return. Common always takes the lazy way out. We can do better! “Today I will endeavor to stand out from the crowd in at least one small way. I will be upbeat even if I seem to have every reason to be down and depressed”. Patricia Loren

Love: “Greater love has no one than this-that he lay down his life for his friend”. John 15:12-24

Reliance on God: “It has to begin over and over again…as if nothing has yet been done”. Gen.Y

Potential: “To unlock your potential you must first open your mind”. Mk

Facts: “Facts are stubborn thing”s.  John Adams

Education: “Without education you are nothing”.  Malcom X