More often than not, life hits you with a curve ball, and when you just grab a bat and swing, you’ll be surprised with yourself sometimes. But if you just stand there and let it hit you then all it does is hit you. Some people would just dodge not realizing the exact same one will keep coming back. Face it head on. Because sometimes, you hit them out of the park and do a home run. Yes, you’ll need to catch your breath, but then what if you have enough power to run, then it wouldn’t be as tiring. Sometimes your uniform gets a lot of dirt but when you hear the crowds cheer and your team get that score, sometimes, those are the things you need to gladly brush the dust off of it. Even if not all of the dust come off, when you do your laundry, you’d smile and remember that hit. How you never thought you could do it but you came out swinging instead of cowering and just let it hit you.
But it’s not every time that you hit the ball, sometimes, it’s a miss. And it all trickles down to you not getting that ball out of the park, you get a ball or a strike. Then again, you don’t get only 3 strikes in life, the strikes are unlimited. So even if you miss, at least you have tried and it’s fine. Even if you have to teach yourself again how everything goes, you will get there. Knowing full well you will definitely get better every time.
Some curve balls are there to remind you of your strength. Sometimes we get caught up in fulfilling our basic needs, completing mundane to-do lists in our humdrum lives that we forget what we are built for, what we are made of. Sometimes those curve balls we need, also to remind us of all the breakdowns we had, all the heart breaks we endured and the chipped pieces of us we have lost from past curve balls actually paid off. Then you realize you’re still standing tall with those battle scars for a reason. Never let a curve ball leave you bitter, never let it leave you cruel, even if it’s a miss. You will get it next time, or the next, or the next. Because sometimes, there are more lessons you can learn on a miss than a hit, you just have to know where to look.
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