Ducks on the Pond

So, here I am on New Year’s Eve and I feel like I am about to come to bat with Ducks on the Pond.

In the game of baseball, the phrase “Ducks on the Pond” means that the bases are loaded. The hitter coming up next has a great opportunity to drive in up to four runs with a hit — a grand-slam home run would be awesome! It also conveys a sense of optimism – when teammates call out this phrase, it’s really anticipating something good happening, even if it doesn’t always work out.

A Brand New Baseball

We all have days when we aren’t our best self, where we have a hard time feeling our own optimism. Hopefully when that happens, we can practice resiliency by lean on something simple and good, like the feeling my son has of a brand new baseball at the beginning of a game, to help us reset and begin again.