Losing is a part of life if you don't experience that you will never be successful. It's about how you decide to get up. - Darryl Strawberry
Three Things We Learned
Forgiveness leads to freedom
Darryl grew up with an abusive alcoholic father who was absent for most of his life until he made it to the big leagues. That was painful for Darryl. He discovered through his personal forgiveness from God that it's important to forgive those that have hurt you and you've got to ask them for forgiveness in return. We don't know what's happening or happened to that person through the course of their life. The perfect home on the outside is not necessarily perfect on the inside. it could be crumbling, on fire and full of dysfunction.
Be an active participant in family
Every parent does the best they can. They're your parents, they love you. However, some expressed it in appropriate ways while others might have been physically or mentally abusive or may be absent altogether. In spite of the wrongs, they always loved you. Every family goes through some sort of struggle, it's important to overcome the challenges and struggles as a child and then as a parent. You learn to battle and to learn and to make family your priority.
Be careful what you ask for
Fame is a really lonely place. There is a serious price you live with when you become famous. your life becomes an open book, no matter where you are or what you are doing. Fame is also fleeting. The fame will eventually die out and won't last forever. To survive, you've got to learn how to deal with the public eye and be nice to people. Most famous people are not nice. Remember, it's not the fans or people that made you famous, it's something you yourself wanted.