New Ads

New ads

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

In Praise Of Small Acts







by Harry Cummins

     Emma Coburn is widely considered the best female steeplechaser the United States has ever produced. Last weekend at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, she captured her 8th national title to further support this assertion.

     Then she did a very small thing.

     Coburn was handed an American flag on a tiny stick for a victory lap in celebration of her win and the  right to once again represent the United States as their stepplechase champion in the upcoming World Track and Field Championships in Doha.

     Coburn could have kept the flag and posed for a thousand pictures.  Instead she walked over to the 4th place finisher in the race, Allie Ostrander, and handed her the flag.  Ostrander had made her first U.S. team because Coburn receives an automatic bid to Doha as the reigning World Champion. Event organizers, however, had provided flags for only the top 3 finishers in each event.

     "I've never been so happy to hold a tiny flag," said Ostrander, the 3-time NCAA Steeplechase champion from Boise State.

     In this one shinning moment for sport, there was no longer an aristocracy of achievement, wealth, intellect, or medals.  Power brokers and super-stars.... and you and I.  All of us handed the same two dozen hours a day from which to weave health, happiness, pleasure, respect and our identity.

     In a world where we rejoice in Grand Openings and applaud Grand Finales, we need to make more room every day for small acts of kindness.

 

   



   

22 comments:

  1. Thanks for a looking into the lives of some athletes I didn't know about but will now remember.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hai Gan... Artikel Yang Sangat Bagus dan Memberikan Informasi Yang Bermanfaat..^^
    Terima Kasih^^
    Dan Mohon Untuk Izin Comment yah Gan^^

    Bandar Togel
    KICAU4D
    SLOTGAMES
    SGP TOGEL
    Bandar Togel
    Hongkong Pools
    Casino Online

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you for allow me to comment in here, Your Articles that are very good and interesting thanks

    Judi Online
    Agen Bola Online
    Agen Casino Online
    Agen Togel Online
    Agen Poker Online
    Agen Domino Online

    ReplyDelete
  4. My Name is Dr sebi you can Contact Me via Email drsebicurecenter@gmail.com For Penis Enlargement Product to help you get as long as 8inches Long with good Erection. Contact Me Via Email : drsebicurecenter@gmail.com   Via WhatsApp +2347010538590

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hello i am here to spread this good news to the entire world on how i got my ex love back.I was going crazy when my love left me for another girl last month,But when i meet a friend that introduce me to DR IROSI the great messenger to the oracle that he serve,I narrated my problem to DR IROSI about how my ex love left me and also how i needed to get a job in a very big company.He only said to me that i have come to the right place were i will be getting my heart desire without any side effect.He told me what i need to do,After it was been done,In the next 2 days,My love called me on the phone and was saying sorry for living me before now and also in the next one week after my love called me to be pleading for forgiveness,I was called for interview in my desired company were i needed to work as the managing director..I am so happy and overwhelmed that i have to tell this to the entire world to contact DR IROSI at the following email address DRIROSISOLUTIONCENTER@GMAIL.COM and get all your problem solve..No problem is too big for him to solve..Contact him direct on DRIROSISOLUTIONCENTER@GMAIL.COM or call his mobile number or add him up on whatsapp via (+2348118829771). and get your problems solve like me.    

    ReplyDelete
  6. I was thinking that Illuminati is not real, But today with Mr david I now believe that Illuminati is real, when you come across wrong person’s you will think that life is not real but when you are with the real one you will experience the goodness of your life, To MR David has made me discovered my purpose of life. Welcome to the great brotherhood of Illuminati 666: WhatsApp Mr David +234-811-338-8018 Russia , and every other Country’s on how to join the Illuminati brotherhood to get rich and famous, You may be a politician, business man/woman ,musical artist, student, footballer or whatever occupation you do, you want to be rich, powerful and famous in life. Illuminati can grant all your heart desires join the Illuminati to become rich and famous in life, Illuminati will make you achieve your dream to become rich and protect you all the days of your life  join the great illuminati brotherhood via email: lorddavid2345@gmail.com      

    ReplyDelete