My friend Chuck and I watched the Kansas-Kentucky college basketball championship game last night. Not exactly a game for the ages, but congratulations to Coach John Calipari and his Wildcats for a game well played.
We may not all have an interest in basketball or championships but we can take lessons from the game.
First of all, we all want to excel in some area—sports, school, art, business, marriage, child rearing, or something else (which is kind of like saying he either writes well or he doesn’t; in other words, paint the picture with enough colors and you’re bound to hit someone’s favorite hue).
Secondly, even the shyest among us wants to be acknowledged for doing something well. We don’t need a national championship trophy in our hands to affirm us but we do need an encouraging “well done” every now and then.
Saturday a JV baseball player made a bold statement about his skills. I said, “Christian, you’ve surprised me with how well you’ve played already so, although I tend to discount a lot of guys when they say that, I’m inclined to believe you.”
He said, “Thanks, Coach. Coming from you that means a lot.”
Let me share my top 5 posts in March then give you an invitation to brag.
I’m curious. If you’re a blogger, what was your top post in March? For everyone, what is a recent accomplishment you wish to share?
Mine is a simple one. During baseball practice last week, I took my turn hitting fly balls to the outfielders. I was rusty, whiffed multiple times before connecting, but ended up giving the guys something to catch.
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