Sitting here in bed with my laptop while I wait for the opening of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, BC.
GO CANADA GO!!!!!
Everywhere I went today the olympic frenzy was heating with up with red olympic sweaters and mittens being sold by the hundreds, and likely by the thousands across our great country.
Winter and Canada go hand in hand. Heck, many of us grew up learning how to skate and ski when we had barely mastered the art of walking.
I remember my youngest son Rob, learning to skate when he was barely 2 yrs old. He refused to let anyone hold his hand and help him on the ice. Instead he wanted to master it on his own.
He would take a few steps on his skates, fall down and get right back up again and take a few more. I watched from a few feet away and it was all I could do not to try and help him.
If I dared try, he would shake my hand loose and scream 'no, I don't want any help!'. The very first time he was on skates he had taught himself how to skate within a few hours. It was the same when it came to snowboarding.
This is the spirit that champions are made of. Sheer determination to master a sport no matter what.
Tonight, as the olympics are about to begin, I wish for all of the athletes, from the world over, the very best performance they have ever given. Stay safe and have fun.
I wish you all could win gold medals.
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