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 boy who stumbled on the asphalt, tumbled over a couple of times and began to cry.
The other eight heard the boy. They slowed down and looked back. 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.” All nine linked arms and walked across the finish line together. Everyone in the stadium stood, most of the eyes were wet and the cheering went on for several minutes.
What an incident! I often wonder if we could be like those little kids who had humanity in abundance. After you have won or achieved something, you will always need your loved ones, your friends to be around to celebrate. There can't be any competition between friends. If you think you have to beat your loved ones in the race of life, then at finishing line you will find yourself alone.
Help as many people as you can. Help them achieve their small, big goals with whatever you can do. Make as many friends as possible. So that when your moment of celebration arrives, you have plenty to invite. Think about it !