A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive it without making poorer those who give! It takes a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever!
Awesome Hockey Team Play Strong® Sports Powercard™ GO-PACK™ Fundraiser!
If you’re looking for a fun, easy and super-encouraging way to raise money for your hockey team, organization or group then you’ll love our Play Strong® GO-PACK™ Fundraiser! We’ll donate $12.50 (that’s 50% of the retail price!) to your team for every GO-PACK™ you sell and there’s no up-front costs or fees! (Compare that to selling candy, scratch cards or cookie dough:-) (Click here to go to the Play Strong® Sports Fundraiser website)
Our popular sports-themed assorted greeting card and note card box-set GO-PACKS™ are the perfect fundraiser item (and sugar-free!). They’re practical and inspirational, a gift that keeps on giving and spreading encouragement! (FYI: Sports Moms love GO-Packs™ since they buy an average of 50 greeting cards per year for birthdays, get-wells, holidays, team encouragement and more!)
Play Strong® Sports is committed to helping athletic teams, organizations and groups raise the money they need to stay focused on developing players and coaches and helping sports dreams come true!
I was inspired and convicted today reading the words from Steve Jobs. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. …Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition…Everything else is secondary.
Motherhood, Coaching and Mentoring must have at its core the ability to help others find their voice as we find our own! Thank you, Steve
I found some great tips by Wayne Goldsmith on 101 Ways to Be the Coach you Want to Be.
My favorite ones were number 100 and 101
10o. Enjoy every moment on deck with your team: coaching is one of the most rewarding, exciting, challenging and fulfilling things you will ever do.
101.Life is short: coach often, love being a coach and coach at your best every day.
I am now feeling very motivated to coach today! Today has great potential!
SHOW THE LOVE TO YOUR FAVORITE BASKETBALL FANATIC!
Do you love a basketball fanatic? Show ‘em The Love this Valentines Day with an illustrated watercolor Basketball Valentines Day card, sure to inspire the heart of your favorite athlete, coach or basketball fan! Click here to shop: Play Strong® Sports Valentines Greeting Card Store! Remember FREE SHIPPING on any and all purchases in February, use Coupon Code: PSFREE at checkout!
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SPORTS VALENTINES GREETING CARDS SCORE EVERY TIME!
Do you love a sports fanatic? Show ‘em The Love this Valentines Day with an illustrated watercolor designed Sports Valentines Day card! The cover of the card is fun and expressive but also check out the inside message, sure to inspire the heart of your favorite athlete, coach or sports fan! Click here to shop: Play Strong® Sports Valentines Greeting Card Store!
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Today I was running with my Ipod that my son set up for me with lots of cool music to get me inspired. I heard the song from Toby Mac called “Speak Life” and I almost fell of the treadmill! Wow! Today I get a chance to use my words to inspire, call higher and bring life to someone else! We have a great power to use everyday to use our words to encourage our kids, show love to our spouses and even inspire a stranger!
GIVE IT A TRY…SPEAK LIFE!
The other day, in response to a personalized team gift we had given my daughter’s basketball coach he sent me a Thank You note. It was handwritten, uncomplicated, and sincere. It reminded me (again, every time I receive a Thank You note) how cool and impacting a simple word of “Thanks!” can be. Thank you coach for all you do and thanks for taking a few moments to say “Thanks”, it means a lot!
A handwritten thank-you note is such a simple, yet powerful expression from the heart. It connects two people in a way that refreshes the soul and reminds us that we care, that we noticed, that we matter in each other’s hurried, often harried existence. A thank you note is short and to the point yet requires us to stop, take a precious moment and genuinely reflect on how someone else encouraged us. Take a moment today to write a Thank You note and combined with your passion for sports it will probably change someone’s life.
FEEL THE AWESOMENESS!
“But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called ‘Today’ so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.” Hebrews 3:13
Sports can provide an incredible opportunity for life and character growth if through our experience in sports we become more courageous, more fearless, in a word; stronger. Life is fraught with fearful challenges. It’s a tendency for us all to respond to these challenges with defensive insecurity and thus over time become hardened and weakened on a heart level. Courage is the healthy response to fear. Courage keeps our spiritual hearts growing stronger and healthier. Courage empowers us to take the right steps forward. Where do we find courage? One powerful way is from mutual encouragement. Here are five practical ways we can encourage one another today:
- Encouraging words spoken and written
- Helpful empathy
- A listening ear
- An example of courage
The great thing about encouragement is that as we encourage the hearts of others, our own hearts are strengthened! Let’s encourage one another today in our various sports arenas and thus feel the awesomeness!
THANKS COACH! Your HOCKEY Coach Is Awesome!
You know that Coach works his (her) butt off to prepare, teach, train and give it all for the team! Saying a simple “Thanks Coach!” will make Coach’s day a great one! Say “Thanks Coach!” with a Play Strong® Sports Powercard™
A simple, written-from-the-gut “Thanks Coach!” Powercard™ is guaranteed to empower and encourage your coach to keep going, finding the strength to lead the team to the next level. Especially at season’s end, a hand-written card will be something Coach will treasure for a lifetime. Check out all the exciting designs at the PlayStrongStore.com!
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