Motivational Monday...Stature Over Size

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Motivational Monday...Stature Over Size

 

This weekend we spent time with Larry’s daughter, her husband, and our grandsons. Besides getting to visit with them, we were able to see our youngest grandson at batting practice as well as watch my Houston Astros win the American League Championship title.

 

houston astros

 

Thatcher is 13 and his baseball coaches have said he has a high baseball IQ.  We noticed early on his skills when he first threw a football to us. Powerful arm and on target. 

 

Watching the Astros has, I hope, been inspirational for him because of the Series MVP - Jose Altuve who is 5’6”. Thatcher will probably reach 5’7” or 5’8” so seeing what Altuve has achieved shows him that size doesn’t have to be a barrier to seeking and achieving a goal.

 

Focus, hard work and commitment go a long way in realizing your dreams.

 

thatcher

 

I don't think too much about mechanics. I just like to go up there and swing. It's more than my swing, though. It's my mindset. I always go to home plate with a plan.   Jose Altuve



To achieve success wasn't to get into the major leagues or have the best season in the world. The best success is to live your life the way God wants you to.

Jose Altuve

 

I've been 5-6 since I've been at least 17 or 18. I think somebody made a mistake on the measurements.    Jose Altuve

 

It’s not how big you are...what matters is how BIG you play. Jose Altuve


 

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Nina Hollander
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That's what I've always said about myself, Kathy... except that I'm only 5'3".  Of course, in my head I'm 5'7". 

I've been 5-6 since I've been at least 17 or 18. I think somebody made a mistake on the measurements.    Jose Altuve

Oct 21, 2019 06:07 AM #10
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Hi Kathy - I like this story.  Thatcher obviously chose a wise role model based on the quote you included.  Of course, I remember when the Astros were a National League team many years ago.  At least I thought so...  I do recall hearing of that "switch" in a World Series during a particular sports moment or maybe it was merely a dream.  I digress.  Oops.  

Oct 21, 2019 06:07 AM #11
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"Focus, hard work and commitment go a long way in realizing your dreams." I love that quote, Kathy!

Oct 21, 2019 07:11 AM #12
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Hi Kathy Streib

I noticed Michael Jacobs quote and my first thought was the same. Back when I lived in Houston, the Astros were part of the National League. They have had great success going to the World Series the 2 out of the last 3 years. 

Based on what you have stated about Thatcher, he will do well as he moves through his baseball career.  You are right, size does not matter in baseball. 

Oct 21, 2019 07:14 AM #13
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Kathy, what a great game that was. I saw a photo of him standing next to 6'7" Aaron Judge. I think he may not even be that tall. Who cares, he is absolutely one of the best players in baseball!!

Oct 21, 2019 07:33 AM #14
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Altuve is certainly another shining example that should show people that hard work will pay off, even if you don't have the physical gifts that others do.

Oct 21, 2019 07:47 AM #15
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Love this Monday Motivation Kathy! I started playing basketball in high school and was only 5' 2". But I was determined to do well and ended up as the captain even thou some kids didn't believe I could play. I love Jose Altuve's attitude - he is a fabulous role model for kids - short or tall!

It’s not how big you are...what matters is how BIG you play. Jose Altuve

 

Oct 21, 2019 10:56 AM #16
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I loved this quote,

"Focus, hard work and commitment go a long way in realizing your dreams."

Oct 21, 2019 11:43 AM #17
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Kathy one of my favorite pictures during the series was a picture of Altuve and Judge standing next to each other ....... LOL

Oct 21, 2019 01:27 PM #18
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Wayne Martin I agree! These are the stories I love. 

Sham Reddy CRS you are absolutely right. And, isn't it funny how that inspiration can come from unexpected places or people. 

Barbara Todaro it's one of my favorite ones!!!

Oct 21, 2019 05:40 PM #19
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Sheila Anderson agree...it's what's in their soul!

Brenda Mayette thank you!!! He takes his lessons and practices seriously. 

Raymond Henson he has always been athletic and it was so much fun to watch the Astros with him. 

Oct 21, 2019 06:00 PM #20
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Donald Urschalitz Pflash Phelps on Sirius Sixties on Six had WPB as the city of the day today because the field hosted bot the National and American leagues and the Nationals played the Astros there!!!

Oct 21, 2019 06:06 PM #21
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Rose Mary Justice that is the perfect quote from him!

Hi Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® and you as well!

Nina Hollander we're the same height (almost)  When people say that I'm short I tell them my feet touch the ground...that's all I care about. 

Oct 21, 2019 06:10 PM #22
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Michael Jacobs you know what...I can't keep up with the name and league changes in football and baseball. 

Myrl Jeffcoat Thank you!!!   I love what children can learn from sports. 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®      I had to look it up after Michael's comment. They changed in 2013!!  Good memory you two!

Oct 21, 2019 06:29 PM #23
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I agree, Jeffrey. Great fielder as well. Teams need soul besides talent and he certainly adds to it. 

Brian England so true.  Remember Spud Web? (NBA)

Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales my friend's daughter is 4'9" and tried basketball when she was in elementary school just for fun. 

Oct 21, 2019 06:44 PM #24
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LOL Ron and Alexandra Seigel I'm laughing because that quote came from that gal in Houston (me)

George Souto I know...Altuve really admires Judge. 

Oct 21, 2019 06:51 PM #25
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Hi Kathy,  Thanks for sharing this story about Thatcher.  Looks like you are setting good examples for him by encouraging great role models and wonderful quotes.

Oct 21, 2019 07:23 PM #26
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Morning Kathy.

I can attest to his last statement. Have a great day

Oct 22, 2019 12:45 AM #27
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Kathy Streib , I think I can, I think I can, I think I can

Oct 22, 2019 08:15 AM #28
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Thanks for sharing the motivational Monday quotes. My favorite is:Focus, hard work and commitment go a long way in realizing your dreams.

Oct 22, 2019 09:45 AM #29
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