I recently took a course on how to become a life happiness coach and it opened my eyes to the idea of being grateful and showing gratitude. One of the exercises that was introduced in the course was the idea of keeping a gratitude journal and thinking of a few things that you are grateful for on a daily basis to help shift your mindset to a happier state. When I began doing this exercise, I realized how grateful I am for the game of baseball to exist and how emotional I became when just thinking about the happy and sad moments of my baseball fandom, and so I came up with an idea that I need a little bit of help with.

I want your baseball stories. I want all of your favourite baseball stories but I want them all framed in such a way that you are thankful for whatever it is you are talking about. It could be a thank you letter to a player for a moment or a career or some way that he touched your life, a story related to baseball that you are thankful for, or even a thankful note to a player that has been a villain to your home team. The only rule is that it has to be a letter or a note showing gratitude somehow.

The reason I am asking for an assortment of baseball stories for this is because although I could create the content myself, my stories will all be heavily influenced by the Toronto Blue Jays. I don’t want this to be a Blue Jays only blog, and I don’t want it to be MY blog, I want it to be a baseball blog with stories from every baseball town in the world. Essentially I want it to become a community that spreads gratitude as that is an emotion that has a very powerful impact on the world. There are a ton of shitty things that happen worldwide and we are lucky enough to experience and enjoy and agonize over 162+ games of baseball each season, something that we should all be grateful for!

I look forward to hearing from people across the globe and hopefully we get some fantastic stories out of this!