Wednesday, August 8, 2012

GO FOR THE GOLD INSPIRATION...

Cake/Gold/YSL/Bookends/Kate Moss
Whew, what a week it has been for me already and it's only Tuesday!  I've been a bit behind in my posts this week due to being out of town until what was supposed to be today but turned into tomorrow due to flight delays (oh, the joys of flying!).  Hope ya'lls week has been wonderful so far!  Can you believe it is already the 7th of August? Unbelievable it's almost time for fall and my very favorite time of year, football season!

The past two weeks watching the Olympics I've been incredibly inspired by: the athletes, their dedication & commitment, the stories of how these superstars were able to make it this far, the sacrifices & often times hardships faced by many in their journey to the 2012 Olympics, and the compassion and respect for one another.  I can't tell ya'll how many touching stories I've seen online or read in the news about these athletes over the past two weeks, but they all have one common thread running through them that I think is such an important reminder for us all to keep year round even after the memories of the Olympics fade- their passion and dedication to the sport for the more than 10,500 athletes competing in the Olympics this year.  Shouldn't we all have something, anything, that makes us feel alive and gets us going similar to the way these athletes feel? One example that I'm particularly in awe of is the South African, Oscar Pistorious, who ran in the 400m race over the weekend making history as the first double amputee to compete in the Olympic games.  Pistorious did not medal in the 400m event, but after the race fellow competitor and winner, Kirani James of Grenada, walked over to Pistorious, gave him a hug and then asked to exchange name bibs with him out of respect and admiration for Pistorious.  It does not get anymore genuine and real than a moment like that, and after all, isn't that what the Olympic spirit is all about?  

With the Olympics winding down, it seemed only fitting to share a little golden inspiration with ya'll this week.  Love this gorgeous photo of Kate Moss from Vogue's September issue showcasing what is sure to be a phenomenal pro-British fashion show that will be part of the Olympics Closing Ceremony on August 12th.  Have ya'll heard any other moving stories from the Olympics these past two weeks?  I would love to hear your thoughts as they come to a close the end of this week! 

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