Special Olympics

I, like so many of you, find myself over-committing. It’s my need to always want to do something new.

Yesterday I over-committed myself to the Special Olympics. Which doesn’t even really count as over-committing does it?

I absolutely love to give and help others. There is nothing better on this planet than seeing someone’s dreams come alive. For a physically or mentally handicapped person, getting a medal or ribbon for his/her best is a dream. That look on their face is an incredible high! Haven’t we all felt that at some point in time in our lives? Even when it was when we were 7 years old and just crossed the monkey bars for the first time?

Helping people get to this point is my dream.

I lost sight of that dream this past year. But recently I picked myself up off the floor, took that pacifer out of my mouth, put on my working shoes and am now determined to see people succeed!

I can’t think of a better way to get my juices flowing than to volunteer at the Special Olympics. The state competition is being held at Missouri State for the next 4 years. It’s been a loooooong time since I’ve volunteered at the Special Olympics. I used to do it every summer. I kinda had an in with my brother, Hulkman.

I’ve always encouraged people to volunteer at the Special Olympics. You will always be accepted and you will always be loved.

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How can you NOT give?

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  • You ROCK! I miss my cousin Charles – I’ll have to make a point to try to see him next time I get back to Ohio. When I was growing up, my entire summer was spent with him, playing kickball and other games.

  • You go girl! If you need a compadre, call me. I’d be thrilled to get involved. My community service has been lacking since I had Alex.
    I used to go the DCO gift wrap both at Christmas every year, but I’ve been slacking the last 4+ years!

    P.S. Love the monsters! or, whatever they are!

  • It’s definitely a win/win experience. I used to help with the Special Olympics when I was still in school. I loved it. Like you mentioned, that look of pride and accomplishment is a sight to behold.

    When I subbed in the life skills room, there was a girl who had downs syndrome I just adored. My daughter knew this. When she’d see her at recess, she always made a point to hang out with her.

    I should look into the Special Olympics here. You’re an all-star!

  • Yeah, I tagged ya on the digi blog, because you’re almost famous with that layout and all. Really! Top most viewed and 4 comments. You’re a superhero and stuff.

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