Cranks My Tractor

Published: Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 09:48 AM.

Major League Baseball players know their swing can be the difference in being a great hitter or being sent down to the minor leagues.  Teams have hitting coaches whose job is to find problems with batters’ swings and help them improve.  This is a story that is more about changing your swing than it is baseball.

There is a book I keep in my office at work that I will always treasure; I will often just open it and read a random page or two.  I’ve read it many times.    Today, I first turned to the pages in the book about joy and sorrow.  The author notes, “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.”

I thought about it.

It’s difficult when you see folks on the digging side of that thought; when sorrow is digging into them making room for joy.  It’s even more difficult when it’s you or someone you love being dug into.

Then I thought about Daddy’s baby sister, my “Aunt Ruby.”  You probably have someone close to you that comes to mind.

How can she be so doggone happy all the time? 

It can be the worst of situations and Aunt Ruby will quote a Bible verse and say “GIG,” meaning “God is good.”

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