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Step Up to the Plate

Whenever we visit a local fun spot with the family I always have to go a few rounds at the batting cages. One of the great things about this attraction is that there is something there for every level. Getting into that slow pitch softball cage I become a woman with a mission.
Few things are more satisfying than cracking a ball up into the air with a bat. I don’t know why it is, but it is just fun! How many things in life are you allowed to hit as hard as you want? And, the harder you hit it the better!
A little practice at something with eye-hand coordination is great at any age. It is an exercise for the mind as well as the body.   There are no strikes or balls, I can just swing away at everything that comes across the plate. Sometimes my best hits come off of balls you would never consider in a game. 
I don’t know if it is a metaphor for life or just a zen physics experience, but it is a blast. Next time you have the chance, pony up a bunch of quarters and keep hitting until you connect with a few. You will feel great. Your hands may be a little sore when you are done, especially if you sit at a computer all day like I do. But it is worth it.

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