Hubby called me yesterday at work, really excited. He’d managed to buy some tickets for the Paralympics.
He’d been going on to the website on and off over the last few weeks but had been unsuccessful. We'd decided that if we didn’t get them…then it wasn’t meant to be.
I’m not sure how I feel about this. At best I am not great in huge crowds of people and lately tend to avoid crowds in stadiums if possible, nor am I much of an athletics enthusiast.
The tickets he bought are for the athletics in the main stadium…which I realised, once he told me, is of some significance…getting to the heart of the matter.
But you know what…I never realised how much this means to him. He was so happy and excited last night. Being a sportsman himself, he has great admiration for these disabled athletes who, in spite of the difficulties they face, are determined to be the best they can. His happiness makes me happy :-)
How can you not admire this side of the human spirit…all of us face adversity in one way or another and it is not necessarily physical.
I suspect it is going to be a celebration of achievement in the face of great obstacles – which is rather symbolic of us having made a huge difference, in the face of adversity, to the energy of the planet.