Share your favorite inspiring, funny, thought-provoking quotes from authors, philosophers, movies, books, or maybe someone you just overheard at the grocery store…
Here are just some of my faves:
“Put Your Big Girl Panties on and Deal With It” Roz Van Meter, Author (Title of Book)
“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.” Louise Erdrich, Author
WWII German POWs and Baseball ~ Quite honestly, not subjects this gal would usually pick for a read…I’m so glad I did and I encourage you to do the same. Don’t just pick it up, give it as a gift this Father’s Day weekend.Playing with the Enemy is truly a story about second chances, not only in baseball, but in life. It doesn’t have the fairytale ending you may expect, but ultimately one much richer. Talking with Gary Moore, the author of Playing with the Enemy, was refreshing. He’s a humble man who has honored his father by telling his secret life story. Imagine being a teenage boy, finding a letter in your dad’s sock drawer proving he’d been signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates—and being sworn to silence—the subject never broached again until just before that father passes away.
Playing with the Enemy, is being produced into a movie by Gerald R. Molen (Schindler’s List, Jurrasic Park, Rain Man) and Toby Moore (CSI: Miami, Law & Order), Gary’s son, will play Gene Moore, Gary’s father. Gary even gets to dabble his toes in acting and play the part of his grandfather. “It’s become a conversation between generations,” Gary says about the experience, “and I feel truly blessed.”
Playing with the Enemy is not just about baseball. It’s about redemption and relationships. Reading this book and hearing Gary’s story from his own lips, encourages reflection of relationship. Don’t let another day pass without telling your loved ones What You Need to Say…before it’s too late.
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Thanks to Natalie Brown for her song You Gotta Believe from the Podsafe Music Network