In my teens a wasted summer was one that included the Summer Olympics and Presidential Campaigning. My, how things have changed in my life! Now I look forward to the Summer Olympics. Presidential Campaigning…well, we won’t go there!
This year’s Summer Olympic Games are July 27th to August 12th. It will be difficult to escape the constant flow of news coverage from the Opening to the Closing Ceremonies. My challenge to you: log on, plug in, or turn on – take 30 minutes of your life and watch an Olympic event between 7/27 and 8/12. Check out the different venues. Get inspired! Your inspiration could be to make better health choices in terms of food or exercise, or reclaim your determination and focus on health, or join a gym, or celebrate being an American, or gather with friends to participate in Team USA’s endeavors. I am motivated by the determination and focus of the athletes. I am amazed how they ‘power through’ in spite of exhaustion, emotion, and nay-sayers. I am inspired by their clarity of vision and how they handle setbacks, defeat, and victory. The Olympics are yours to celebrate and experience. So sit down with a healthy snack and a big bottle of water and cheer, laugh, groan, cry, or scream.
How do you plan to observe this summer’s Olympics?