Just one more thing: Lessons from the Games
The eyes of the world were focused on Southern California. Runners, young and old, male and female, crisscrossed America carrying the Olympic torch, sparking not only the beginning of the XXIII Olympiad in Los Angeles, but a surge of patriotism all along the way. Young people who a decade or so ago would more likely be burning the flag were waving it high. The excitement and enthusiasm were infectious. As I watched the youthful, well-trained athletes strive for perfection in their events, I was impressed by their dedication and self-discipline. Maybe you were too. Their entire lives were molded and shaped to conform around a dream that within a few hours, minutes, sometimes seconds, either would erupt into a star burst of reality or fade into oblivion.
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