Last Friday night, I had the pleasure of attending the Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony at my high school, Sterling High School. I was fortunate enough to be a part of the 1981 State Championship softball team, but there were many others who were inducted on their own individual merit.
Listening to all of the acceptance speeches was heart-warming. No one talked about their own talent, they talked about who helped them along the way. I heard about amazing teachers and coaches who were so invested in these young adults and their success. And I listened very closely when some of them talked about their single moms, who went to extraordinary lengths to make sure their children could and would be successful. All of these individual stories reminded me that it really does take a village.
So if the individuals in this induction ceremony are a microcosm of the world, then there are two things we should be looking at: who are we helping succeed and who is helping us! Of course we are helping our family, that’s kind of a given, isn’t it? Look around you, who could use your unsolicited support today? Who could you go out of your way for today just because? You may never get mentioned at their “induction ceremony,” but that’s not why you do it.
Let’s GOOOOO! WE GOT THIS!
P.S. One inductee, who attended West Point – The U.S. Military Academy, shared a story about one teacher who sent him a hand-written letter every week while he was deployed.
P.P.S. Single Moms — honestly, we have no words for what you are doing on a daily basis! Girl Boss!