And no, I'm not that athletically inclined. If I were invited to attend and participate in the Olympics it would be The 10 Foot (Couch to Television) Frantic Cheering and Hollering. And I'd stand tall and proud ... okay, maybe not so tall, but definitely proudly ... on that top podium and receive what I imagine will be a gorgeous Gold Medal very proudly.
And, yes, I'm very patriotic ~ I *love* when the United States athletes do us all proud. But, in all honesty? It is the enthusiasm, the youth, the pride, the effort, the background stories, the triumph of spirit, and accomplishments both little and large of each and every one of the athletes.
When we watch the Olympics, we see one minute, one jump, one leap, one effort, one performance ~ but what we don't see are the years and years of effort and time and dedication spent for that one minute ~ from the athlete, the families, the schools, the coaches, the communities.
There are 205 countries participating in 302 events in 26 sports for the 2012 London, England Olympics. 205 countries!! I'd love to see a gathering of all the flags (I love flags) and I am sooooooo looking forward to the Opening Ceremonies on July 27th!
See you there!
|1935 Flags of the United States and 1935 Flags of Europe and Asia|