One In A Million

Have you ever described someone as “one in a million” or my favorite, “the salt of the earth”? A compliment like that is the ultimate, right? It is equivalent to saying “Hey everybody—I just saw a unicorn!” This person is both rare and extraordinary at the same time.

If you see a unicorn you should say something. Well, my daughter’s Garden State Elite Lacrosse coach is that unicorn. He has coached her team (with another unicorn) for 3 years now. His name is Bob. He is beyond passionate about girl’s lacrosse. He is also the assistant at Notre Dame HS and The College of New Jersey. He loves the girls and the girls love him. You can see him pacing up and down the sideline as he shouts instruction, often taking his baseball cap off to run his hand over his hair that he swears the girls are making him loose at a rapid pace.

Why is Bob a unicorn? He is as passionate as the next coach and he definitely wants to win. What separates Bob from the pack is that beyond his love for the game lies his love for the girls. They know there is no favorite (although each one thinks it’s her). They know he wants each player to play their individual best. Players will do more for a coach they don’t want to let down. I’m beyond grateful that Clare had the privilege to play for Bob. He’s one in a million!

This is not just a human interest story. Look around, will anyone be describing you as “one in a million?” People, the world over, want to be loved and appreciated. When they are they will do extraordinary things. What do you think will happen if we make that “minor” adjustment? We may never be Bob, but it’s worth a try. Thanks for setting the example, Bob!

With Gratitude,
“I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.” Abraham Lincoln

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