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August 19, 2008

Michael Phelps

Filed under: dreams,Michael Phelps,Olympics — writebrainit @ 7:49 pm

Congratulations and thank you Michael Phelps!!!

I have been totally involved in the Olympics this year and I haven’t completely understood why. But I love it. I tear up every time some one wins, I tear up every time someone fails, and I am so invested this year.

I think for me, I love that the Olympics offer us the ability to dream. I think that is what Michael Phelps has done for me – he has taken me back to my childhood – when Mark Spitz was earning his golds. I remember that we were glued to the set – we were drawn together as a nation, but more than that – I believed that I could do whatever I set my mind to do. I was encouraged to dream – to reach for my highest aspirations and dream.

Thank you Michael Phelps for reminding me of that enthusiasm! Congrats on all your GOLD.

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2 Comments »

  1. It’s been the Phelps Olympics in many ways.
    Just as long as it’s not a Win At All Costs Olympics too.
    James

    Comment by heelers — August 19, 2008 @ 8:09 pm | Reply

  2. Hmmmm…Is that they way it is coming across in other countries – adn I guess I am wondering what would happen that would make it ‘win at all costs?’ I look back over the years and it seems that there is always someone who stands out – Nadia, Mary Lou, Mark Spitz, Greg Louganis? For me, I don’t think it takes away from the Olympics, but I wonder if it does for others?

    Comment by spilled ink — August 20, 2008 @ 10:28 pm | Reply


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