Monday, June 10, 2013

Life Lessons from a Hole-In-One

Recently I scored my first ever hole-in-one in disc golf.  Generally they are called an "ace' because disc golf targets are baskets, not holes.  For me, I call it a life lesson.  Here's why:

The shot was full of tree hazards.  It requires a straight shot, and that'w what I try to do.  This time, my tee shot went to the left.  I grumbled and complained because I was going to hit a tree, which I did.  Typically, hitting a tree is what is called in golf (both ball golf and disc golf) a "bad thing."  As it turns out, this time my disc hit a tree and rebounded right into the basket.  Ace!  My son and I shouted in excitement.

I almost missed a moment of achievement because I was grumbling and complaining!  

So here is the life lesson:  Even when circumstances appear to be off the mark, be alert for opportunities and unexpected results.  They don't always happen, but when they do, don't miss it.

1 comment:

  1. That is also a great lesson on Grace and Mercy. :)