I've competed in the Olympic Games 5 times. My experiences are immeasurable, my regrets are few....and I wouldn't trade them for all the world!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
WISHING YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS....
This is probably the best time of year! I get to spend time with my family and celebrate the birth of Christ. I went to Christmas Eve service last night and my dad preached an awesome sermon. It made me proud to be his daughter. Today will be spent quietly - relaxing, eating, watching the Lakers beat the Celtics:), opening presents, and just enjoying being together. My mind and heart will also be with those who I cannot physically be with, those persons who I love and care for and who love and care about me. You know who you are. Thanks for making my life as rich and fulfilling as it is! There is a framed quotation that hangs in the entry way of my parent's home. I gave it to them a couple years ago and it's called Life's Little Instructions. I thought it was really appropriate to share at this time of year as we come to the end of another year. It says:
Every so often push your luck. Never underestimate the power of a kind word or deed. Never give up on anybody, miracles happen every day. Become the most positive person and enthusiastic person you know. Learn to listen. Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures. Don't expect others to listen to your advice and ignore your example. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly. Leave everything a little better than you found it. Don't forget a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated. Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated. Make new friends but cherish the old ones. Don't use time or words carelessly; neither can be retrieved. Judge your success by the degree that you're enjoying peace, health and love. Smile a lot: It costs nothing and is beyond price. -H. Jackson Brown, 1994