Sunday, February 28, 2010

Random Olympic Thoughts

... in no particular order:

  • I believe.
  • Hi. I`m Jane and I'm Canadian.
  • Michael J Fox's participation (in the closing ceremonies) brought tears to my eyes. Michael Buble? Not so much. 
  • I love excellence. It's sexy. 
  • I'm thankful for those who had a vision for bringing the Olympics to Vancouver. I had no idea it would be so much fun. That there would be so much unity. That it would be so magical. So special. This is probably what Christmas is supposed to feel like.
  • Hockey. It's our game. 
  • Louuuuuuuuuuuuuu, "Not in my house."
  • Were you a volunteer? From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you for your part in welcoming the world to Vancouver - you did good.
  • I am often thankful that I live in this country during this time in history - but this is the first time I've been proud to be a Canadian. Will have to represent this summer in England. 
  • Who knew? Who knew that "sports" had so much power? Power to transform. Power to unite. Power to bring hope. Power to inspire patriotism. Power to bring tears to those who never cry. 
  • I love the way all of Canada is celebrating. And it started with a flame. I'm glad there are event organizers who move forward with their plans despite apathy and protests. Thank you, VanOC for plowing through all the details to make these past 17 days excellent.
  • We were just 24 hours into this party when we were overcome with deep sadness (death of Georgian luger), extreme jubilation (opening ceremonies), misdirected anger (protesters breaking windows), exhausting work (competition amongst the athletes) and public embarrassment (that faulty 4th post of the torch cauldron).  I remember thinking that these Olympics are an awful lot like families. We have highs and lows, celebrations and disappointments, moments of pain, reasons for joy and in spite of the circumstances, we hang in there and keep on doing what we are called to do.. love each other. Be committed to each other. The Olympics didn't fold under a few unexpected pressures. And families don't either. 
  • While I'm disappointed that I couldn't spend more time in Vancouver absorbing all the good vibes of the many happy people congregating there, I'm glad I had a week off to watch the festivities on TV. I couldn't have chosen a better time to have an organ removed.
  • LOVE the way Coca Cola, Visa and McDonald's updated their commercials to acknowledge Canada's significant Olympic milestones.
  • I`m thinking a vacation in Sochi in 2014 might be something to consider. House swap anyone?

Three things I'm thankful for:
1. Got to watch today's hockey game with Clint. Another memory that can't be erased. :)
2. Heard another fabulous sermon on Saturday night. Really. Listen to a great sermon series on The Life of Joseph here.
3. I live in the best country in the world.



Anonymous said...

I couldn't have said it better myself. I have never felt so proud to be Canadian. The games have been an amazing unifying experience for everyone. Thanks Jane, Marj

Anonymous said...

could not have said it better myself, thanks Jane!