I thought this was an appropriate title considering that Election Day is almost here and supposedly the best man or woman wins. I think this article reminded me to check my priorities once again, not only in the world around me, but in my personal life too. I asked myself ...who I am helping each day? Lifting one another truly does make a difference.
I hope after reading this story, that you will ask yourself if you are taking time out to help someone else win in life,and are you lighting another's candle? I hope so! Thanks for lighting mine, many times when it was about to go out. Good night
Some time ago, at the Seattle Olympics, nine athletes, all mentally or physically challenged, were standing on the start line for the 100 meter race.
The gun fired and the race began. Not everyone was running, but everyone wanted to participate and win.
They ran in threes, a boy tripped and fell, did a few somersaults and started crying.
The other eight heard him crying. They slowed down and looked behind them. They stopped and came back. All of them.
A girl with Down’s Syndrome sat down next to him, hugged him and asked, “Feeling better now?”
Then, all nine walked shoulder to shoulder to the finish line.
The whole crowd stood up and applauded. And the applause lasted a very long time.
People who witnessed this still talk about it.
Because deep down inside us, we all know that the most important thing in life is much more than winning for ourselves.
The most important thing in this life is to help others to win.
Even if that means slowing down and changing our own race.
"A candle loses nothing if it is used to light another one."