Sports in Perspective

Dear Liza,

We have always been an active family. When I was young, and when your Daddy David and Auntie Katie were young, we camped and hiked.

Katie played softball for a few years and David sailed in high school.

But while watching the Olympics this week, I realize that we aren’t really a ‘sports’ oriented family. We are not competitive. We have fun whether we win or lose.

We play games to have fun, to spend time together, and to work up an appetite, more than to win.

I understand the benefits of competition, I really do, but recent year’s Olympics have shown the more harmful side of pushing young bodies to their limits, and I am glad we play just to play.

I won’t be bringing home any medals in this lifetime. And I’m okay with that.

Love,

Grandma Judy

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

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