I was outside working in the yard and my neighbor started talking to me. He has been coaching softball for one of the local high schools for years. This year, for the first time, he is coaching the JV girls team. He's struggling with the emotions and the drama. He was ready to quit. I asked him how he would feel if it was his kid having trouble with a coach. Would he want them to quit or would he want them to work it out? I also told him that these girls desperately need men like him and he is doing a great service to the world if he helps them become stronger and more confident in listening to difficult to hear feedback.
He said he won't quit and he's glad he talked to me. Today is a good day.