The Monday Sweet Spot – 05/30/2016

We’ve all hit that point during a smoke, usually about half way through, in which the cigar’s flavors and aromas open up and transform the experience into something far more rich, complex, and enjoyable.

In this moment, gentlemen, you’ve hit the “sweet spot”.

A moment that encourages you to open your senses, and to truly appreciate the experience that the smoke has ushered you into.

In the same way, it’s important to take time in our lives to slow down, and open our senses to the world around us. To take notice of the good things going on and the good people doing them.

These are life’s “sweet spots”, and your Monday could use one…

92-Year-Old World War II Veteran Throws Out Ceremonial First Pitch in Style

It took the southpaw a long time to put on his uniform and make his major league debut, but what a grand entrance he made.

Wearing his Naval dress whites, World War II veteran Burke Waldron threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Seattle Mariners during the team’s Memorial Day game.

The 92-year-old 2nd Class Petty Officer confidentially jogged across Safeco Field to the mound, where he put some good zip on his pitch to Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger.

Waldon apparently served as a good luck charm for the Mariners, who went on to beat the San Diego Padres 9-3.

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Brandon Reed

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