Saturday, March 25, 2017

Elite Eight

If you’re a college basketball fan this is the best time of the year.  Brackets, nail biters that go until the last few seconds, late nights.  The whole gamut.  

I’ve always been intrigued by the “Elite Eight”.  Not the “Sweet Sixteen” or the “Final Four”, but the “Elite Eight”. Those who are considered elite are the most successful, the best, the “superachievers”.

I started thinking about my “Elite Eight”- the ones who motivate me, encourage me, inspire me, and make me a better person. The people who want the best for me, are my biggest cheerleaders, but hold me to high standards as well. These are the people who are doing inspiring things in their lives and have huge impacts on others as well. They are undoubtedly "elite".

My Elite Eight are all different and are part of my life in unique ways.  Each of them, however, make me a better person. They make me want to be a better person.

As you watch the games tick away this weekend, think about your Elite Eight.  What impact do they have on you? How have they made you a better person?

Thank you "Elite Eight"!  You make my life better!
(and yes, I grouped people to make my eight, but the groupings are purposeful!)

1 comment:

  1. What an honor! Got to speak to area admins recently about the value of connecting. I feel like it mostly falls on deaf ears. Can't experience it vicariously I suppose. Either way, I wouldn't trade my elite eight for anything!