Monday, September 10, 2012

Working Together.

Roberto Matta.

I can't believe that today is already the 10th of September, it is amazing how the months go by so quickly once May comes to an end.

Midsummer's day is lovely but after the 21st of June I always think, that the clock is starting to tick to the end of summer, which we did not really have this year.

This afternoon I watched the victory parade in London of all the athletes who took part in the Olympics as well as the Paralympics.

It was lovely to watch and to see these splendid sports women and sportsmen.

Such as Chris Hoy, Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins, Rebecca Romero, Victoria Pendleton (cyclists) and Sarah Storey (Paralympics cyclist).

Also athletes like Greg Rutherford (long jump), Jessica Ennis and Katrina Johnson Thompson (Hepthalon), Mo Farah (runner).

Beth Tweddle (asymmetric bars) Rebecca Adlington (swimmer), Ellie Simmonds (Paralympics swimmer), Tom Daley (diver) Ben Ainslie (sailing).

Hannah Green & Anastasia Bates (synchronised swimming) Jo Povey & Julia Bleasdale (runners) Katherine Grainger and Katherine Copeland (rowing).

Etienne Stott & Tim Baillie (canoe slalom) Jonathan & Alistair Brownlee (triathalon) Anthony Joshua & Nicky Adams & Luke Campbell (boxing).

It has been extremely enjoyable to watch these fine sports women and on top of the open buses touring through the centre of London being cheered by thousands of enthusiastic happy people.

The 70,000 volunteers who threw themselves fully into making the Olympics and Paralympics so successful also were receiving cheers from the crowd.

These unpaid volunteers proved yet again that people like to be involved in community projects which benefit everyone.

They will do it because they enjoy the involvement not because they want to profit financially.

What a wonderful world it would be if financial reward would be replaced by each the rewards of everyone working together for the common good.

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