Going to a ballpark did not fall into my idea of a small moment of happiness. That would be a pretty huge moment for me. It would take a huge draw to get me there, something more than just the free tickets provided through my husband’s work.
In my previous life I spent more than 20 years in some aspect of real estate. I am fascinated with buildings. When the new BB&T Ballpark opened in uptown Charlotte, the big draw for me was not the Charlotte Knights. It was the spectacular view of the city buildings from the ballpark. I longed to take photos of the city skyline over the period of a baseball game. I dreamt of the changing light and the beauty that each moment would bring.
Another family activity that provides a small burst of happiness each week is watching the WWE. My husband refers to it as the soap opera for men. My daughter loves to hate the bad guys. She vehemently cheers against them. I find the whole thing incredibly hysterical. When I heard the announcement that Tito Santana was the guest at the ballgame, I was thrilled. I had no idea that there would be a photo op with a WWE Hall of Fame wrestler at this game. I jumped at the chance to get this picture so that my fellow WWE following Facebook friends would be impressed and jealous. Not only were they impressed, but the picture brought out some closet WWE fans as well.
It was the known opportunity to get pictures of the Charlotte skyline that led me to be willing to venture into the unknown obstacles of a new ballpark. It was all of the small unexpected treasures that happened along the way that made the compromise to my body worth every single moment of it. The lesson learned was that in my consideration for the negative possibilities of venturing into the world with family and friends, I was missing out on the unknown positive possibilities.