Hello All, it’s been a while but tonight at 0000hrs. 6th. August the Rio Olympic Games begin. This is the pinnacle for thousands of athletes. Four years of hard graft finally pay off with the joy of participation at this incredible event. 15000 athletes compete. A couple of hundred come home with medals.The rest learn and cope with disappointment, setback and determination to start over again. Regardless, they will always be known as Olympians. Embrace the spirit. It’s human after all. I’m staying up to soak in this incredible human endeavour and spirit. We are special. Love Life.
The goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by sport practiced without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.
It has it’s ups and down’s but go enjoy this incredible couple of weeks and do include the Paralympics to blow your mind away of how us humans can overcome such incredible challenges in life.
YES I CAN – follow this link and be humbled and amazed at the same time. All of the images have a Hyperlink so when you see that little finger symbol, do click through, you will enjoy.
THE BLACK DOT: One day the professor entered the classroom and asked his students to prepare for a surprise test. They all waited anxiously for the exam to begin. The professor handed out the exams with the text facing down as usual. Once he handed them all out he asked the students to turn over the papers. To everyone’s surprise there were no questions~just a black dot in the center of the sheet of paper. The professor seeing the expression on everyone’s faces told them the following: “I want you to write about what you see there.” The students confused got started on the inexplicable task. At the end of the class the professor took all the exams and started reading each one of them out loud in front of the students. All of them with No Exception’ defined the black dot trying to explain its position in the center of the sheet. After all them have been read, the classroom silent, the professor started to explain:I’m not going to grade you on this, I just wanted to give you something to think about. No one wrote about the white part of the paper. Everyone focused on the Black Dot~ and the same happens in our lives. We have a white piece of paper to observe and enjoy, but we always focus on the dark spots. Our life is a gift given to us by God, with love and care, and we always have reasons to celebrate – the nature renewing itself every day, our friends around us, the job that provides our livelihood, the miracles we see everyday….However, we insist on only focussing on the dark spot – the health issues that bother us, the lack of money, the complicated relationship with a family member, the disappointment with a friend. The dark spots are very small when compared to everything we have in our lives BUT they’re the ones that pollute our mind. Take your eyes away from the dark dots in your life. Enjoy each one of your blessings, each and every moment that life gives you. Be happy and live a life filled with love.