“EVERYBODY GET GOLDEN
AND PUT YOUR HANDS UP TO THE SKY
EVERYBODY GET GOLDEN
SO WE CAN GO UNTIL WE SHINE”
-Lyrics from Parade of Lights
I’ve been singing this song for the last week (yes, to myself and at the top of my lungs) . . .
It makes me happy, it makes full of energy, it makes me feel like I can conquer the world . . .
It makes me want to shout for joy . . .
it makes me want to celebrate . . .
for the next two weeks I, along with the rest of the entire world get to do just that . . .
by simply engaging or watching or tuning in to the 2014 Winter Olymics.
I don’t quite remember when or why I gained such a pure joy and love for the Olympics.
It could have been from watching hours on end as a child at the side of my parents and siblings.
It could have been from observing the emotions of the athletes and feeling just a touch of what they were experiencing.
It could have been the feeling of excitement in their eyes to the trials and tribulations that got them there.
There is just something about the Olympics that is hard to put into words.
Twelve years ago my home town had the immense privilege and opportunity to host the Winter Games. I still remember taking my two small children down town to the city park the day they were announcing which city would win the 2002 bid and the excitement that filled the air. We, as a city and State, worked together to proudly represent ourselves to the world.
Being among the celebrations when they light the torch . . .
To being near the athletes when they are presented their medals . .
Helped me realize that the Olympics are a time to celebrate . . .
LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER
ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF WINNING
DIFFERNCES AMONG OTHERS
BUT MUST MOST OF ALL THE JOY OF NEW AND EVERLASTING FRIENDSHIPS . . .
So, I’ve got my GOLD going on . . .
And, I am ready for the celebrations to begin.
I thought I would share with you one simple way I celebrate. This is my sofa table in my family room, the one room everyone enters. I simply keep it stocked with “gold” treats . . .
rolos and bubble gum
I add cheese and crackers when I know guest are coming over.
I also keep frozen pizza stocked in the freezer to throw in at any given time (I’m not going to be found in the kitchen when I can be part of the celebrations).
So, come on over friends and family . . .
WE ARE READY TO GET GOLDEN!
As always my friends, thanks for dropping by . . .
Now “Go Get Golden”