17 Days of Couch Potato Glory

You know what I love most about the Olympics, is that you can binge watch it and not feel like a couch potato because you are not just watching mindless T.V., but instead you are watching history being made.

For 17 days the world stands on edge and cheers for their home country.  It sometimes seems that the whole world stops, even just for a moment, as we get to watch some of the greatest sporting competitoins of mankind.  The truth is life still goes on, but for 17 days the world seems to stand still, come together, and find a bit of escape as all eyes are focused on the Olympics.

It is awesome to see athletes like Katie Ledecky and Simone Biles come onto center stage as Michael Phelps finishes an illustrious career with 28 medals, 23 of those being gold.  It’s a shame there are not more times in our lives where we can focus on the positive of what is going on instead of the negative.  The negative is so powerful though that stories like Ryan Lochte and his fellow swimmers can overshadow real and meaningful history that is being  made.

Seeing events like that encourage me even more to be mindful of my time with my kids and to build in them great principles and character, because they are the ones that will carry on Lindsay and my legacy.


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