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In 1957, Mexico’s scrawny players overcame the odds to become the first foreign team to win the Little League World Series

-- By Jim Morrison - Smithsonian.com, April 06, 2010

They came to be known as “Los pequeños gigantes,” the little giants.

In baseball, a game full of real and imagined fairy tales from Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard ’Round the World” to Bernard Malamud’s fable The Natural, no story may be more inspiring or surprising than the story of the 1957 Little League team from Monterrey, Mexico.

Toast To The New Year!

Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you’ve always wanted to do but couldn’t find the time.

Call up a forgotten friend. Share a funny story with someone whose spirits are dragging. A good laugh can be very good medicine.

Make a genuine effort to stay in closer touch with and good friends. The surest way to have a friend is to be one.

Find the time to be kind and thoughtful. Give a compliment. It’s sure to give someone a badly needed lift.

Think things through. Forgive an injustice. Listen more. Be kind.

Apologize when you realize you are wrong. An apology never diminishes a person. It elevates him. Don’t blow your own horn. If you’ve done something praiseworthy, someone will notice eventually.

Lighten up. When you feel like blowing your top, ask yourself, “Will it matter in a week from today?” Laugh the loudest when the joke is on you.

Don’t discourage a beginner from trying something risky. Nothing ventured means nothing gained. Be . The can-do is the fuel that makes things go.

Don’t abandon your old-fashioned principles. They never go out of style.  When is needed, ask yourself, “If not me, who? If not now, when?”

Walk tall, and smile more. You’ll look 10 years younger.

Don’t be afraid to say, “I you”.

Say it again. They are the sweetest words in the world.

And Have a New Year!

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