I love the Olympics. But I must admit that somewhere in the middle of week two I’m always the one to complain that it has been on just too damn long. And then as we approach the final days I start to wish I had appreciated it more, and get a little sad at the thought of the closing ceremony.
This year I allowed the games to be incredibly inspirational to me. When I think of Gabby going all the way to Iowa to live with a family who not only couldn’t cook soul food, but hadn’t a clue about the trials of a black girls hair – oh lawd. I don’t think I could have done it! She is such a trooper. Her story allowed us to reflect on the power of perseverance, and how far we can go when we are truly determined. Continue reading “Did The Olympics Inspire You to Get Off the Couch?” »