Monday, February 24, 2014
Since I drove into Vancouver that day, it was nice to know that the wet snow would melt as soon as it hit the ground.
My daughter and I huddled under a big umbrella as we walked to a restaurant in the city for brunch. It was near a heritage structure that caught my eye.
Spaces in this building on Main Street have been filled over the years with celebratory laughter and the happier moments in life. The Heritage Hall was originally built as a Post Office in 1916. But nowadays it is a popular choice for weddings and community events. It also houses various social services.
Outside our window a white curtain of sparkly billowy snow fluttered downward, as if ceremoniously in close of winter and the Olympics.
Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics that run March 7th to March 16th.
Afterthoughts March 1, 2014
Although recent events show this troubled world needs more cooperation and less competition between countries and people in general, the Olympic games inspire me and I hope the upcoming Paralympics go well.
The flag waving and pride arrives from dedicated people working incredibly hard to achieve their personal best. Athletes who rise to the top respecting their opponents deserve a prize. And in the end it takes award-winning cooperation and a lot of local volunteers to act as ambassadors and bring people together with shared Olympic goals.
Now with Olympic values of fair play fresh in our minds the world will judge Russia on how it responds to the current turbulent times in the Ukraine.
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s words still ring true today when he said, “Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is a thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off."
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