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[at-l] A worthwhile lesson

There is probably no better example of teamwork than what follows. A timely 
lesson for us all....
A worthwhile lesson

There is a lesson in this story for all of us.  A few years ago, at the 
Seattle Special Olympics, nine contestants, all physically or mentally 
disabled, assembled at the starting line for the 100-yard dash.

At the gun, they all started out, not exactly in a dash, but with a relish 
to run the race to the finish and win. All, that is, except one little boy 
who stumbled on the asphalt, tumbled over a couple of times, and began to 

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 who 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 others 
win, even if it means slowing down and changing our course.

Pass it on...
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