The Wounded Warrior Amputee softball team did its thing here last week, proving that even with disabilities, these veterans remain undaunted. The athletic skill and positive attitudes displayed by this traveling athletic squad of America's best warmed the hearts of parents and kids at hospitals and tested Hawaii's able-bodied military softballers and a bunch of media celebrities on softball battle fields throughout the week.
The premise for these prosthetic pros doing their thing is most inspiring- showing people of all stripes that no matter what life throws at you or takes from you, you can still put your best out there and thrive, not merely survive. We live in an age where people share their thoughts like germs, letting friends and even disinterested networking zombies know about their bad hair days, what they put on their hot dog at lunch, and how upset they were about not getting a better parking space at the mall.
These brave dingers of the diamond faced death while serving our nation and still face uncertainty and challenges while sharing their gifts of softball excellence and life lessons- live life it to its fullest, because you never know what's around the bend. That's not paranoia, just reality, and seeing this team do its thing is believing. Motivation here comes from role models who have persevered through adversity and can be an inspiration to all of us if we'll simply put down our cell phones, stop whining, and focus more often on all that we've got. Lesson learned. These wandering warriors may be wounded, but their healthy spirits lift the soul. They may not win all of their games, but they are undoubtedly champions. Think about it.