Day to shine

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Our local Special Olympics may not be as flashy or famous as the national Special Olympics.

The participants may not train (or even be aware they are competing).

They may hate the change of schedule. The long bus ride. The crowds. The noise.

But they might just revel in the praise and encouragement as they are the focus of attention.

This is their day to shine.

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33 Comments

  1. What a wonderful thing to be a part of…and I LOVE the picture. It’s perfect!

  2. That is such a great thing to be a part of! I love the picture too!

  3. That is a beautiful experience — you are lucky to have such wonderful and fulfilling experiences.

  4. Beautiful! What a great experience and a perfect picture :).

  5. How wonderful! I was just reading about our state meet in the paper tonight.

  6. love it! When I did my school rotation in grad school, they put the kids’ picture in the newspaper. I still have that clipping. It was awesome to see those kids shine! Great pic!

  7. What a wonderful photo and special day. Years ago I volunteered at a local Special Olympics event. It really is an amazing event.

    You’ve captured it well here 🙂

  8. What a nice sentiment. It makes me smile today.

  9. loved your post, I have a nephew that loves the special day when he runs in the olympics. Such a great thing. Hope you can stop by to view my photo hunt Thanks so much.

  10. It is a wonderful thing to be a part of. It’s so encouraging to the kids and the parents alike.

  11. LOVE this post! The Special Olympics holds it’s own unique place in my heart…I was a teacher’s aid for the Special Education Dept. in high school and I would travel with them to the events. Those times touched my heart like nothing else could.

  12. Oh……my heart felt warm just seeing/reading this.

  13. Thank you for reminding me that not all aspects of a Field Trip are fun for all students. You’re right. A long bus ride, change of schedule, and extra noise and chaos can really be alarming to some students. Even completing can be SCARY!

    I love your insightful BLOG ! Thank you for going the extra miles 🙂

  14. Oh this totally made me smile and warmed my heart. What a great picture & post. ;D

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