Every Strike Brings Me Closer


I watched Sleepless in Seattle – again – last night. What a great film it is!

There are so many amazing lines in the movie. For example, when the radio presenter asks Sam ‘what was so special about your wife?’ And Sam answers, ‘Well, how long is your program?’

As you will probably remember if you have watched the movie, both Sam and his son, Jonah, love baseball. By the way, hers’s a question for you if you are a fan:  what baseball player does Annie mention in her letter to Sam? I’ll give you a clue: it wasn’t Babe Ruth.

The main theme of the film is destiny. At first, Annie doesn’t believe in it. She says that ‘destiny is something we’ve invented because we can’t stand the fact that everything that happens is accidental.’ But, of course, eventually she changes her mind about that. She realises though, that she has to take action in order to fulfil her destiny.

It reminded me of something that Babe Ruth once said i.e. that ‘every strike brings me closer to the next home run.’ The same is true for you. You know that big goal you are working towards? Yes – that one!

Well, you know … you have to keep swinging the bat!

P.S. In case, you are still wondering, it was Brooks Robinson 🙂


One thought on “Every Strike Brings Me Closer

  1. David Barlow November 4, 2018 / 10:09 am

    My wife and I watched the film for the first time last night after reading the above. A very enjoyable movie!


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