Tuesday, August 11, 2009

On Being Thankful

Eunice Kennedy Shriver died this morning at 2am. She created (right here in Maryland!) the Special Olympics for which I am thankful. Kevin enjoys the programs very much and I enjoy watching him doing his thing and appreciate the giving nature of all volunteers involved.

The athlete's pledge, "Let me win. If I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt," makes me misty-eyed.

What touches you?



Mom said...

She leaves a great legacy.

AM Kingsfield said...

I should lend you "The Memory Keeper's Daughter." It speaks of the joy that EKS cherished.

just me said...

She was an amazing woman - probably could have been pres herself had she been born at a different time.

just me said...

there's a lovely article in today's NYTimes sports page about her by Richard Sandomir. go to their website and check it out.