I take way too many things for granted. For example...playing baseball as a child. Several weeks ago, our Department (People & Leadership Development) put on a carnival for The Miracle League--Arlington, Texas. The event was our "Servant's Heart" day. (Servant's Heart is part of our Core Values that we call The Southwest Way.) The Miracle League was formed to provide an opportunity for special needs children to enjoy the game of baseball. Our local professional team (The Texas Rangers) is a major supporter, and many of their former players were also in attendance.
The Miracle League and the City of Arlington have built a wonderful baseball field. The surface is all weather and very wheelchair friendly. We were treated with an exhibition game, similiar to what goes on during their season. Wow! Every child hits and scores every inning. I wish every one of you could have seen the look on their faces.
Our Employees did a great job of making the day special with lots of rides, FUN activities, and food. We even brought in a tall, righthander to throw out the first pitch. The entire day just made me so appreciative for the little things and so happy that The Miracle League doesn't take things like playing baseball for granted.