Where Seldom is Heard

“Where seldom is heard a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day.” Some of you may remember those words found in a song of old. As a kid I liked the thought of them, and decades later, I still like the thought of not using or hearing a discouraging word.

When we returned to work after the holidays, I asked my staff and the SONM Board of Directors to think about this sentence and then fill in the blank:

“In 2022, my intention is to bring ____________ to Special Olympics New Mexico.”

The words that were selected matter as much as their meaning. Words have power, and when we use positive words, our thoughts and attitudes can change for the better. If you have spent time with Special Olympics athletes, you will find that the words they often choose have tremendous power: The power to bring smiles to faces, alter a perspective, or even leave you shaking your head in amazement. I love their words and never tire of hearing them.

My thoughts today are this: I challenge you to fill in the blank. What will you bring to Special Olympics New Mexico this year? If we are able to add your word to the ones already selected, Special Olympics New Mexico will remain a place where people love to be in 2022. Everyone is invited.

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