Thankful Thursday: 3 Gifts Unexpected

3 Gifts Unexpected

1. I received this “unexpected gift” for  Mother’s Day, it’s a  San Diego Padres flag, and I love it!  I’m so thankful for my daughter and her thoughtfulness when it comes to gift giving. It fits perfectly in my garden, and she knew that it would!

2. My one and only granddaughter…her birthday was not unexpected, nor was it a surprise, but being invited to celebrate her special day with her was very unexpected, and for this, I am so very thankful.

A & A lovin'

3. What makes a game winning baseball game even better? The gift of an unexpected fireworks show after the win! It was spectacular, and fun, and yes, even something as silly as fireworks can be something to be thankful for!

Fireworks at Petco Park

 

That’s it for this Thankful Thursday!

I hope that you will take a moment to contemplate all the “unexpected gifts” that are out there for you to be thankful for, and maybe even write down two or three of them!

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”  ~ G.K. Chesterton

 

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A at the baseball game

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Tony Gwynn - Greatest Padre Ever!

Tony Gwynn – Greatest Padre Ever!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

In contrast to so many other players of the game today, Tony Gwynn played his entire twenty year career for one team…the San Diego Padres.

However, there were no contrasts to this man’s game…he was simply one of the very best baseball players in my lifetime.

He was, and always will be “Mr. Padre”.

Tony Gwynn Statue

Tony Gwynn – (May 9, 1960 – June 16, 2014)

His endeavors on the field with a .338 career batting average, 5 gold gloves & 8 batting titles, were only surpassed by his greatness as a genuine good person.

Another good guy gone too soon.

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And so it begins…

With a record-setting attendance…the packed ball park chanted “BEAT LA!“…

(after we sang the National Anthem, of course) 🙂
US flag on the field

And we did!

3 – 1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers!  YES!

Seth Smith

photo credit: MLB.com

It was a great game, and a great way to kick off the 2014 Padre Baseball Season!

Opening Night - Padres Baseball

I’m looking forward to a lot more of these victories! It’s only the beginning of a long season….but it’s off to a good start!

GO PADRES!!

Counting the days

Yes!!

Spring training is right around the corner, and the count down is on!
baseball

P.S. It’s 74 days now! 🙂

Last game for me

Well, this is it. The last baseball game that I will be attending this season.  The 2013 season for the San Diego Padres will officially be over on Sept. 29th.

It was an interesting season.

baseball tickets

It didn’t turn out quite as I had hoped, you know, like winning the division and going on to the World Series.

But there were some good things about the season, it wasn’t all bad. In fact, for a few weeks, it seemed as though my team was going to make a run for it, and climb all the way up out of the basement, and in to first place.  (As it stands right now, we are officially out of the basement, hovering at 3rd place.)

Nope. It wasn’t meant to be. Not this year. I guess this just means that they’ve left room for improvement for next year, right?!

That’s ok, I’m still a fan.

I’ll be back next year, and once again it will be with high hopes, just like I had this year.

Official ML baseball

Go Padres!