(Olympic Rings © International Olympic Committee)
It’s about time. In light of the London Summer Olympic Games, I just had to do this. It’s been on my mind unlike anything else these past few weeks. I tried to hide it at first – there’s a lot of pressure to write as an Olympian, to write as a “known” person (though I hardly consider myself “known” by any means) – but I’ve decided to succumb and write a bit about my Olympic experience. Continue reading
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Effects of a Raindrop
**Warning: This post is not going to be about the science of capillary waves, skipping rocks, or any other such water-related things. Rather, it will hopefully be a metaphor for how I am perceiving life at this moment.**
Have you ever observed raindrops on a pond? Or even what happens when a rock is thrown into a lake? The clean, smooth, perfect surface of the water is suddenly pierced, and from that puncture a ringlet of ripples emanate around it.
I find life to be much the same. We are born, we have this entirely clean slate, and then suddenly our clean slate is pierced by something. Anything. Whether it be a person, an event, a decision. Our life is suddenly influenced. And from this change in our life, we see many resulting developments. Some we never predicted could happen, some we hoped and wished would occur. But no matter what, our lives seem to be a continuing ripple. Continue reading
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
This quote is one that I’d forgotten about until a close friend reminded me of it just yesterday. Which is slightly ridiculous to me, because the journal in which I do all of my personal writing and jotting-down-of-thoughts has this prayer written on the back of it! Apparently I don’t read what’s in front of me sometimes.
This prayer, widely known as the Serenity Prayer, is one that is speaking to me very loudly right now. I mean, it’s practically screaming at me: Continue reading