*Literary villains and heroes, children listening to bedtime stories in the Opening Ceremonies- I might not have believed it if I hadn’t seen it myself
* Snippets of so many languages beneath the English commentary, fascinating
*How does a person find the motivation to endure such rigors of training and intensity of performance? Could I find it within myself? What am I that passionate about?
*The two British princes, sitting together in the audience, look like any two brothers enjoying a sporting event
*There is a fine line between pride and arrogance
*Men’s and women’s gymnastics floor exercise look so different
*What else could all the money spent accomplish in the world?
*99 out of 100 shots!
*How foolish can a news crew act? What makes them think we want to watch that when there are so many riveting performances to see?
*Some of the commercials are incredible- Kellogg’s asks an amazing series of questions, the P&G tributes to Moms are touching, Nike’s “find your greatness” throws out a challenge, and Visa’s “go world” catches the Olympic spirit
*The queen has a sense of humor
*Physical fitness is a worthy goal- strong muscles are glorious!
*Around the world, we all love our countries and our national anthem can make us cry
*We are as different as we are alike; we are as alike as we are different
*Stand up for what you believe- sometimes a challenge changes an outcome
*Moments of humility- one medal winner said simply, “I’m thankful” and many who narrowly missed a medal gave tribute to teammates and even rivals
*Jubilation is beautiful to behold