Special Olympics started this week! It was great to get back to volunteering for a great cause. It’s interesting how the other coaches thank me for donating my time but in reality I feel like I get more out of volunteering than what I give to the athletes. I coach the best I can trying to always motivate and encourage but I always end up learning more than I teach. The part that always gets me is that I will often go to practice after work with many different things on my mind.
I always walk out of pracice feeling refreshed and ready to look at life in a new way. The daily things we take for granted such as walking, talking and being able to make simple movements often get tossed under the bus for things we think that are more important but in reality are pointless.
While I’m happy I am able to help make a positive difference in other people’s lives, I am grateful that I am able to help share my knowledge on sports with some awesome athletes!