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.



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

    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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