Why not YOU?


by Jessie Gardner September 08, 2015

Hey there, slugger! 
Question of the day: Who, what, when, where, WHY NOT YOU?

I don’t know if any of you sluggers caught the Little League Baseball World Series games, but my husband popped it on last week and I was captivated.

Besides the awkwardly high pants, oversized baseball caps and smeared sunscreen streaks across their freckled faces, the emotional expression of these 12-year-old boys was raw, uninhibited and stopped me in my tracks.

Talk about emotional whirligig. I’ve never seen a grin so wide and a scream so loud as when the winning home run was slugged out of the park. I could feel the pain in the tears of the pitcher missing the strike zone again and again and again. And finally, when the game was won, the light radiating from the smiles of these boys lit up the entire stadium and all the other saps like me.

The hashtag/battle cry of the Little League World Series games was #whynotus. You also may have heard it from Russel Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks. The point being that everyone has a chance at the impossible. Everyone. It doesn’t matter if your street address falls on the rough side or the smooth side of the neighborhood or what you look, sound, laugh, play like... there is no reason why it can’t be YOU.

And in this game o’ life we are all playing, there is no reason it can’t be you.

How many times do we wish upon a star we could “do that”, “be that”, “accomplish that”, or “work there” and end up thinking it’s just too far, I couldn’t possibly do/be/accomplish that!
The gap between those that do and those that don't is the belief that the impossible is possible.

So, why not YOU? What is stopping you from the next step? What are your fears? Is there a story playing on repeat in your head telling you “no”, “don’t”, “wait’, “never”?

If you need a firework of a sign, here it is. You can do it/ be it/ accomplish it. Why not you? Why not today? Why not NOW?
YOU have to be the one to decide and believe it. Isn’t it about time to step up to the plate of the life you’ve been aching for?

Batter’s up! #whynotyou?

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Jessie Gardner
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