What matters in this life to me:

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Posted by TerryS ( on March 30, 2001 at 17:29:03:

> >>> Reality Check
> >>>
> >>> And they call some of these people "retarded"...
> >>> A few years ago, at the Seattle Special Olympics, nine contestants,
> >>> physically or mentally disabled, assembled at the starting line for
> >>> 100-yard dash. At the gun, they all started out, not exactly in a
> >>> but with a relish to run the race to the finish and win. All, that
> >>> except one little boy who stumbled on the asphalt, tumbled over a
> >>> of times, and began to cry. The other eight heard the boy cry. They
> >>> slowed down and looked back. Then they all turned around and went
> >>> back......every one of them. One girl with Down's syndrome bent down
> >>> and kissed him and said, "This will make it better." Then all nine
> >>> linked arms and walked together to the finish line. Everyone in the
> >>> stadium stood, and the cheering went on for several minutes. People
> >>> were there are still telling the story.
> >>> Why?
> >>> Because deep down we know this one thing: What matters in this life is
> >>> more
> >>> than winning for ourselves. What matters in this life is helping

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