Awhile back I mentioned how I love getting our morning paper. Receiving it, taking it out of the plastic bag it was delivered in, and then reading it is such a wonderful ritual that Michael and I share.
Sometimes, I tend to skim through the paper because my attention is split between reading it and taking care of my amazing, but loud kids. Luckily, Michael has a habit of cutting out articles that he thinks I should read.
On February 21, 2012, The Wall Street Journal, had an inspiring article by Andrew Klavan, “Gary Carter Showed Me How to Play the Game”. Michael cut out the article and put it on our fridge so that I would be sure to see and read it.
To sum it up, the article is about how the writer Andrew Klavan, found inspiration from a man he never met. During a period of extreme depression, Mr. Klavan contemplated taking his life despite the fact that he had a beautiful wife and baby.
Luckily, during a very low moment, the radio was on and it featured an interview with baseball great Gary Carter. The interviewer asked how Gary could be such a great baseball player when his knees were in such bad condition. The athlete simply said, “Sometimes you have to play through the pain.”
This one line snapped Andrew Klavan from his self-pity and he was able to approach life differently and happily.
I think many people can find inspiration from others, like Mr. Klavan and Gary Carter. Often a good pity party can be cleansing, but many get stuck in that mind-set. The line, “Sometimes you have to play through the pain.”, is so moving because it just tells you to move along and eventually you will reach the point you want to be.
I highly suggest reading this article. It made my day!
I hope you have a wonderful day!