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[at-l] A worthwhile lesson
- Subject: [at-l] A worthwhile lesson
- From: "David Atkinson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 11:12:30 EST
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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