Thursday, January 14, 2010

8 Things: About The Olympics


I am a big fan of the Olympics. I especially love the winter Olympics and am anxiously awaiting the opening ceremonies! So for today's 8 Things I am going to share some reasons that I love the Olympics.
1.) Pride - I always feel pride during the games. Pride in my country - yes - but also pride in all the athletes from every country and pride in the ability of all of us to cheer on others.
2.) Drive and Determination - knowing the kind of dedication and drive it takes to be an athlete of that caliber is just mind boggling to me. To be honest - it always makes me feel lazy. It also always makes me believe in dreams.
3.) Competition - gotta love a little good old fashion competition!
4.) Foreign lands - love, love, love learning little bits and pieces about the host countries and in most cases wish I was right there! (I am really excited it will be so close this year and in a country I love!)
5.) Unity - when I watch the games I feel a sense of unity with the rest of the world. How wonderful that people from all countries are gathered together in this one thing.
6.) Biographies - I am a sucker for biographies and really enjoy the short pieces when they feature an athlete and you learn a little more about them.
7.) Spectacle - yes- I like the oh and ah - the sappy commercials, the build up, the after game interviews, everything!
8.) Family Time - my whole family watches the Olympics together. It is something we all agree on, all enjoy and it is wonderful family fun!

How about you? Are you a fan?

3 comments:

CeeBee Designs said...

I too am a fan of the olympics! Also thank you for the feeling scrappy link I cannot wait to become involved in that! Scrapbooking and anything arts and craft is a huge passion for me!

Nikkie @ http://ceebeedesigns.blogspot.com/

Kyla said...

I LOVE the Olympics! Especially the Winter games. The ice skating is my favorite. ;)

Abby Burks said...

Thank goodness you love the Olympics as much as I do! I thought I was the only one!!! I blogged about it a week or so ago but I felt like I was the only one who really cared.