Friday, August 03, 2012

Lessons from a Champion

Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach--Hometown Girl

1. Keep smiling
2. Keep it classy
3. Start early
4. Concentrate on the task
5. Ignore your enemies
6. Encourage your teammates
7. Find a good coach
8. Love your family
9. Fly if you can
10. Give God the glory


My 17-year-old hockey-obsessed grandson is pretty enamored with the Fab Five. He doesn't read my blog, so it's safe to say he's got a mad crush on them. They do what he does--devote themselves to their sport with all their might and means. 

What a great example they are to their generation and to our world. 
Beauty, strength, dedication, discipline, humility, sportsmanship, teamwork. 
Amazing young women who have earned it all.


Anonymous said...

What a great team of young people from the good old USA. Your grandson must be a hard worker, he is back for a second year. Wish him all good!

Katie said...

I am so in love with watching the Olympics. And seeing the grace and beauty, hard work and determination from all these athletes is incredibly inspiring. And I love that Gabby is from our city! very cool indeed.

karen gerstenberger said...

She is so very lovely and centered - I have been admiring her above all the others when we watch the gymnasts.