Saturday Smile: Stars and Stripes

The past week has been filled with lots of Olympic excitement. Many medals, including some gold. I loved seeing Lydia Jacoby take the gold for the 100m breast stroke, a swimming stroke that looks so awkward to me that I think you should get a medal just for making across the pool. Seeing the surprise on the teenager’s face when she realized she had won, and seeing the joy of the people watching from her hometown in Alaska, made me smile.

I have watched a number of medal ceremonies this week, and they all made me proud. Though I didn’t see a single athlete cry, I promise you (and them) that I cried at every single ceremony. Hearing the national anthem played so beautifully, and seeing the proud athlete standing tall with their hand over their hearts, makes my heart full of joy.

Have a great weekend.

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