There is a quote that says “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.” After two years of not having a State Summer Games, choosing the theme “Back to the Future” for this year’s Games seemed quite appropriate. We’ve all experienced the challenge of “mental time travel” as we try to recall the details of what these Games demanded of us pre-Covid. Despite the challenges, there is excitement and hope in putting ourselves back together again!
My thoughts today as we approach our State Summer Games are this: I am thankful for our Special Olympics athletes, who almost never get “stuck” in the past, but have a wonderful way of shifting their enthusiasm towards what lies ahead. They continue to teach us, and I can’t wait to see all of them together again.