Reflections from the Home Team... STAYING POSITIVE When Life Throws You a Curve! is intended to be a resource you can turn to each day for hope and encouragement as you take on the daily challenges that life may “pitch” your way. The book is a go-to resource for injecting a healthy dose of positivity into your daily life. Positivity has been proven to make a difference in overcoming negativity and adversity, and each reflection in the book examines positive perspectives and approaches to dealing with those life challenges.
Each reflection includes an encouraging attitude, a spiritual insight and a step to consider which are frequently blended with baseball analogies and metaphors. Life’s challenges are not easy, just as baseball isn’t always easy. The game provides many lessons about success and failure, and those lessons can often be applied in our life journeys. As life’s curveballs and challenges come our way, Welter encourages reaching out to our “Home Teams” (both human and divine) for the strength, love, support and comfort needed to meet them.
The book can be used as a daily reflection to find a way forward, one step at a time, to help create some positive momentum whenever you may feel discouraged and may need a boost. Remember, life is like a baseball game; when you think a fastball is coming, you have to be ready to hit the curve!
David Welter recently retired from the Cedar Falls Community School District in Cedar Falls, Iowa after serving a 40-year career in education, 37 years of which were spent in Cedar Falls. During that time, he taught social studies, and has been involved with baseball at the high school, college and professional levels while also serving as a Jr. High principal for the past sixteen years.
Welter was diagnosed with cancer on his 55th birthday in February of 2009, and has
written his stories, Reflections from the Home Team… Go the Distance and Reflections from the Home Team… STAYING POSITVE when life throws you a curve! to share the hardships, emotions, support and hope he has encountered on his cancer journey since being diagnosed. He often uses baseball metaphors and analogies as a way to help communicate his thoughts, as he is most comfortable sharing his thoughts by tying them to that important part of his life.