Olympic Failures are Great Life Lessons!

I watched the Olympics a few weeks ago and saw a theme repeat itself several times over; it was hard to ignore. The predicted "favorite" fell short of expectations in several events and an athlete that was unexpected to "place" in the medals (Bronze Silver, or Gold) went on to score victory. I felt sad for the athletes who had trained so hard and so long who because of their own human error, Fate, or Divine Intervention went on to defeat. THEN, I got it!
It's like that for all of us. We are only defeated if we believe ourselves to be defeated. It's more about the place in our heads, hearts, and bodies from where we started our individual "race" and where we ultimately finish the "race" that really matters.
Did we come the distance and give it our full efforts in the process? Some of them did it with great dignity, and I fully admired that and others ended with despair...and I felt "sorry" for them.
Our individual sporting event is LIFE! And similar to the athletes in the Olympic Games we often are disappointed, dicouraged, and defeated. However, the outcome of each race and LIFE can be handled with dignity...or despair.
We can be either admired or pitied. It's pretty clear which is the better choice.  
I love that as Humans we always get to choose. 

It's a matter of Choice; CHILD ABUSE can stop with us.

I added the above videos to educate; they are not the exception in Child Abuse...they are the norm. If we choose to ignore what is happening around us, that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are abused by their 18th Birthday...then we perpetuate the abuse and it enters all venues of our society.

It is not an illness with no cure, rather it is an epidemic that calls for recognition and involvement and it will cease.

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     I've done a great deal in my lifetime and wouldn't change a thing.  Each new test and challenge ended up enriching my life and I ended up growing spiritually, in the end. My quest is to make the world a better place for those who follow.  It's never been about the taking for me, but rather about the giving. My rewards have been numerous and I count myself among the very fortunate. Most of my career has involved young people in some fashion.  As they go... so goes our future.