In fourteen days Special Olympics New Mexico’s State Summer Games will begin – full throttle, and I want to invite all of you. Yep – every single one of you. In fact, I want to invite all of you to come not just for one event or a few hours, but for all three days. Why? Because it WILL be three days out of your life that will change how you see yourself – change how you see your life – and change how you see other people and their lives.
You can’t come to these Games and not see things differently.
If you have kids – bring them. It’s free, and they will be nicer for awhile after they leave. If you have a friend who is going through a really hard time – bring them. They will feel joy. If your faith in people has dwindled – come. You will see acts of kindness and community involvement that will make you proud of who we are as New Mexicans. And if you are one who is quick to make first impressions – the power of the human spirit revealed in our athletes as they compete will make you think twice about judging others.
Ok, so three days may be a lot to ask, but if you can not come for the whole thing – will you at least come for part of it? I promise you won’t be sorry you did.