Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Just an email......but so much more
This is an email that went out to a Christian High School volleyball team here in Los Angeles. I was so touched by it that I had a feeling some of you'd want to see it. This is what ALL kids need. I like to think this Coach isn't the only teacher giving young people such positive, Godly encouragement:
Thanks for all of your work.
You have represented our school and our traditions well this year.
We started volleyball here in September of our 1st year, after we had convinced enough girls to play.
Now, 6 years later, we are one win away from our 5th straight league championship.
We compete and practice at a completely different level than when we started. That includes when we won our CIF title 2 divisions below where we are currently competing.
It has been an amazing journey with some amazing young women who have contributed to where we are today.
You guys are a part of that tradition. You are a part of an important history. The most important thing that happened tonight was how upset you were when you lost. Caring about your teammates and caring about your school (and your own personal pride) are the things that we hope you guys walk away with.
It will go a long way to adding to the woman you become.
Losses shape you. Victories are visible signs of your skill and hard work. But losses change who you are.
Don't run from it, welcome the lessons. That pain is good.
Young ladies with all the talent and potential you have could just put this loss off to the side and consider it just another part of their day. But to deeply hurt means you deeply care. To deeply care, means you have substance and stand for something.
What you do, win or lose, is very important. You are helping build a program and a school that stands for something.
God leads the way in everything that happens at (this school). He wants a school that will have an impact on the world and stand for what is right.
This afternoon you represented that.
Z: I'm proud to be associated with this school in many ways and you can probably see why!
What do you think?