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Life Lessons From The Heart – A Great Story About Slowing Down and Helping Others


A story for your heart, thanks Virginia for passing this on!

“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 cry. 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 just winning for ourselves. What
matters is helping others win, even if it means slowing down and changing
our course.”

As we move on past Canadian Thanksgiving day, let’s all remember the moral of this story. “What matters is helping others win, even if it means slowing down and changing our course!”

peace & namaste,

Zoey – founding hippy at hippy grandma

Zoey Ryan
life, business & leadership coach for women
inspiration * clarity * wisdom * enchantment

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