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Keeping A Promise To Myself

11142016_marinasunriseLast night before I went to bed, I said, “I want to be up by 6am so I can take sunrise photos.” At 5:58am this morning, I woke gently, without an alarm.

I thought, “Whoa, that’s cool, but maybe I’ll sleep for five more minutes.”

A voice inside said, “You asked for this. Don’t ask and then not act, or future requests may not be taken seriously.”

So I got up, walked the dogs, and was out the door with camera in hand at 6:35am.

It was such a beautiful morning, with heavy dew that looked like diamonds on the grass. A pod of dolphins was getting warmed up for the day with what appeared to be morning exercises in a watery nook off the ship channel.

A few minutes after taking this photo, a thick fog rolled in, making it hard to see anything 10 feet in front of me! Had I not honored my promise to wake up, I would have slept right through this opportunity!

Words are powerful, even when they’re only spoken to one’s self.

Have a wonderful day, my friends, and I wish you abundant blessings in whatever is on your schedule today.

MLB Ball Park #5!!!

I love spontaneous adventure. Love, love, love it!

To those who know me well, it should be of no surprise that yesterday morning, I hopped in my car on a whim and drove to Houston to catch an Astros/Rangers game.

I’d been “meaning to” get around to a game at the Minute Maid Park so I could check another MLB ball park off my list. It was time to turn that “someday” into TODAY!

08312014_RainCropped2Sporting a red t-shirt and ticket in hand, I started my adventure; but less than a minute on the road, the skies unleashed *major* rain.

At first I wondered if the pouring down rain for the entire drive to Houston might be some kind of “cosmic sign” that I should turn around and go home. In hindsight, the torrential downpour was simply an obstacle.

How many times in Life do we let an obstacle interfere with the bliss that awaits us?

How can someone tell the difference between an obstacle and instinct?

I firmly believe that when I’m quiet and willing to “listen,” the answer presents itself.

As I made my way down the highway towards Houston with the flow of traffic at a whooping 50 mph, I confidently assessed that what I was feeling was NOT a “bad feeling.” Trust me, if it had been a “bad feeling,” I’d have made an abrupt U-turn! I totally and completely trust my instincts.

With my awesome $16 ticket in hand (thanks StubHub.com!), I made my way to the upper level deck.  I actually prefer the upper level deck to a lower level seat. I get to see all the action on the field, just the way I like it! Perhaps it’s from my days as a Sports Editor for a weekly San Antonio newspaper and watching games from the Press Box. Or maybe it’s merely a personal preference.

PhotoBox2Happy to report that I had an amazing time, and met some really nice folks in the seats around me. I wandered the lower levels during the sixth inning and soaked in the “buzz” of activity at the concession stands and concourse area.

It was a really good game with some spectacular plays on both sides. Unfortunately, the Rangers lost to the Astros, 3-2.

Attending yesterday’s game at Minute Maid Park makes it the 5th Major League stadium where I’ve watched a game:

  1. The Ball Park (Globe Life), Arlington
  2. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City
  3. Chase Field, Phoenix
  4. Angel Stadium, Anaheim
  5. Minute Maid Park, Houston

Only 25 more MLB parks to go!!! (Courtesy photo)

Major_League_Baseball_team_locationsMake it happen,

Amy O.

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