Beautifully Understood: Jackie Robinson

The weather in the Detroit area almost refused to change with the season.  I’ve seen more snowflakes from my window at work than I care to witness.  Temps fluctuating from 30s to 70s within hours of each other.  I can’t figure out if I can wear my spring clothes and keep a fur coat on stand by some days.  Last year I kept saying “I was robbed because we didn’t have a normal winter and I didn’t get to wear all my coats.”  Well wear I did.  Every one of them a couple of times.  I enjoyed it but keep that very quiet because the rest of the region is pissed with the weather.  In the meantime, my position at work almost got the best of me and I almost walked away due to a scheduling issue.  But in the wake of the flurry of impulsive decision-making more conscious calculated thought prevailed.  True I didn’t want to work those strange hours and I was giving up some of the freedom that I had become accustomed to in the prior year.  Everybody telling me in that moment don’t do it, stick with it and it’ll get better.  But this job was what I prayed for something that would allow me to observe; if what I want – is what I want.  In the spirit of spring in the shadow of the wonderful movie 42.  I felt this quote described what I was feeling at the time.

“Baseball  is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he’s losing; nobody wants you to  quit when you’re ahead.”
Jackie Robinson


Enjoy the hints of Spring whenever you can wherever you are in the world.  Don’t quit just keep on smiling & planning your next move in the meantime. 🙂

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