Life is still beautiful!


(little Tia, a daughter of one of my friends, who’s having down’s syndrome)
Some people simply understand life better.
At the Seattle Special Olympics, nine contestants, all physically or mentally disabled, assembled at the starting line for the 100-yard dash. At the gun, they all started out, not exactly in a dash, but with a relish to run the race to the finish and win. All, that is, except one little boy who stumbled on the asphalt, tumbled over a couple of times, and began to cry. The other eight heard the boy cry. They slowed down and looked back. Then they all turned around and went back……every one of them. One girl with Down’s Syndrome bent down and kissed him and said, “This will make it better.” Then all nine linked arms and walked together to the finish line. Everyone in the stadium stood, the cheering went on for several minutes. People who were there are still telling the story… Why? Because deep down we know this one thing: What matters in this life is more than winning for ourselves. What matters in this life is helping others win, even if it means slowing down and changing our course.


Down’s Syndrome is something close 2 my heart.


4 responses

  1. Al's

    A great blog and so tue in its message.  You truly have a wonderful heart.

    May 8, 2008 at 02:57

  2. Dallas

    This is so speecial! Angels are found everywhere and are wonderful to behold! Thank you for sharing this! Have an awesome week!

    May 8, 2008 at 02:57

  3. Angel eyes

    Afew times my son was in the local special olympics, and the sponsors and volunteers did all they could to make it very specials for these youngsters oh yes and ALL  participants recieved medals so very precious  angel eyes

    May 8, 2008 at 09:48

  4. p

    great blog and these special children are great gifts from God.  I have had the pleasure to know a few, and they were such a great joy to be around.  Have a great day my friend, xxxlov, Pauline

    May 8, 2008 at 11:57

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