the Olympics arrive this month! are you as excited as i am?? i have always been a fan of the Olympic Games (although i profess to be slightly more excited by winter games than summer.) my fondness for the Olympics rose to new heights when i was living in atlanta during the Summer Games 1996. wow. that seems like a lifetime ago.
this summer, the Games will be in Beijing, which is just about as far away from north carolina as you can get! i look forward to watching dozens of competitions (swimming and diving are high on my must-watch list). but i'm almost more excited to see the *human interest* stories, the geographical video clips, the cultural snippets we will be exposed to through the wonders of NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, sports bloggers and even creative women currently living in the host city.
while i'm far from an Olympic athlete, i like to think that i exhibit some of the same skill and determination that they do. so this month, for spt, i will challenge myself to uphold the ideals of the Olympic motto:
citius, altius, fortius[faster, higher, stronger]
These three words encourage the athlete to give his or her best during competition, and to view this effort as a victory in itself.
so, how about this? there are four tuesdays in august (which happens to be one of the craziest months of the year.) i know i will have my hands full with "Seussical," installing new carpet at the hotel, back to school, and, of course, watching the Olympics!! i want to make the most of my spt for the month, without feeling pressure to answer specific challenges each week. so, this month, each week we will do the same challenge!
each week, think about the Olympic motto, and how it can apply to our every day lives. citius. altius. fortius. are we giving our best? can we find victories in the efforts we make every day?
i'll see you on the gold medal podium!