The Olympics is one of my favorite sports to watch. I enjoy the excitement of competition and also cheering on the incredible athletes that come from around the world to feature their talents on this global stage. I love most sports but my favorite Olympic sport to watch is definitely gymnastics. The high-flying and high-soaring routines that seem to defy gravity leave me in awe and amazement. I have nothing but respect for those gymnasts who essentially risk great injury to perform such daring acts. I was overjoyed to see the U.S women win a gold medal after so many years of coming up short. Tears were hard to hold back when watching those ladies crying themselves when they had secured a gold medal victory. Going for gold has always been a recurring theme in the Olympics games. Who doesn’t want a gold medal? It symbolizes that for one moment in time an athlete was certainly the best in the world at their own sport. What greater feeling can beat that?
I’d like to think that the greater power we serve also wants us to go for gold and be our very best. Our very best can come in our careers, education, and even sports. It’s perfectly fine to be the best in the world but most people will not be so being your very own personal best is all that really matters. I’d like to think that life itself is a competition and there is no shame not coming in first but staying true to yourself and others around you is what is truly important. Although it is a great honor to compete at the Olympics coming in last may be a daunting experience. We all play that role at some point in our lives but unlike the Olympics we can always try again. I truly believe that trying again is truly wanted (or sometimes expected) for us regardless of any circumstance. Persistence may be what keeps us happy! So remember than when you cheer on the athletes at the Olympics games that they are not just going for gold but also going after our hearts.