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I was watching a college football game last night on television and I noticed something. Coaches wearing headsets and carrying clipboards mingled with the team on the sidelines. They sent in the play calls and talked to their players after each series. And appeared on camera.

But behind them? Brief glimpses of others taping ankles, icing injuries, and filling water bottles.

And further behind the scenes? Staff members washing the uniforms, setting up the locker room, making travel and lodging arrangements, ordering food, videotaping games, and tagging game films on their computer system.

Every coaching staff has members willing to do the dirty work. To step up and do the stuff that has to be done, freeing other coaches to study film, strategize a new game plan, and lead the team meetings.

So, what’s that gotta do with life? My husband and I are like the coaching staff of our family. (He’s the head coach and I’m the assistant.) Together, we teach our kids the game plan for life and guide them toward the goal. And in the process of sharing this load, somebody has to handle the everyday stuff like laundry, meals, transportation, and checking homework.

And seen in that light, doing the mundane becomes a lot more important.

(Gleaned from Pigskin Parables: Reflections of a Football Widow)

What about you? Are you part of a coaching staff? Do you lead some kind of team? Do you have a game plan? How important is the mundane?

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  • September 17, 2010 at 7:25 pm
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    >Hi Candee –

    Excellent analogy!

    I do have a game plan because I keep an eye on Mom, write, take care of my home, and half a dozen other things. If I didn't, everything would spin out of control. 🙂

    Blessings,
    Susan

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