The Winter Olympics are happening, and yes, I'm watching. I love the inspiring and uplifting stories, the competition, patriotic pride and more.
see athletes achieve their lifelong goals along side those who are just
happy to be in Sochi right now is heartwarming. Remember the young
American skier, Heidi Kloser, who was injured in a training run before
opening ceremonies, and hobbled into the stadium on crutches? When she
was injured, her first question was "Am I still an Olympian?"
opening ceremonies, the commentators talked about another athlete, I
believe the only athlete from his particular country, who knew he would
come in dead last his event, but it didn't matter. He was just happy to
So while we are inspired by the medalists and all
they've accomplished, are these two athletes I've mentioned any less
inspiring? I love that these two (and so many others) are happy to be
Olympians, to have strived, trained, and worked to make it that far and
to experience this international competition that's unlike anything
Most of us won't make such a big impact on an international,
or even national stage in our lives. But I believe we can be an
inspiration in our own little world. What can we do for others around
us -- in our city, neighborhood, at our jobs, or heck, even in our own
home? Are we striving to make a difference? Are we shining God's light
and inspiring someone else no matter where we are?
What can you do today to shine?