My grandpa, James Torrence, was the wisest man in all the world. Although his kids are all pretty smart, too (they got it honest). The next time you are watching tv, you can think about my grandpa. He is part of the reason you now have color TV. Grandpa helped invent the color tube that went inside the color TV while he worked at Motorola.
Let’s face it! We are all busy. In fact, many of us at times are probably too busy. We try to plan every waken moment to maximize everything that we think has to be done, often with a way too much ambition of what can be accomplished in a given day. Things happen that derail our plans, a task takes much longer than we expected, and before we know it our day is filled with stress and frustration instead of the success and accomplishment we were hoping for. In these moments of frustration, it is very easy to forget the blessings so many of us enjoy and take for granted in our lives.
We all know the story of Cinderella and Prince Charming. They were PERFECT for each other! I mean, seriously, the man fell head over heels for this girl with a simple dance. It was the most perfect of fairy tales. A sweet, hard-working, and the absolutely gorgeous girl finds her perfect man. He was a man who had it all… a handsome, loving Prince who searched after her. Wow, could it get any more perfect than that?! If you asked me of a story with a “happily ever after”, Cinderella is the first to come to mind. But, what about the rest of the story?
The 2022 Olympics had one of the biggest controversies in a long time. Doping. A positive test for a banned substance by one 15-year-old female Russian figure skater led to some heartbreaking moments for the entire Women’s Figure Skating group. Across the world, outrage and sadness came when the Olympic Committee sparked the 2022 Olympic Controversy dealing with whether or not she should be allowed to compete and what would happen if she won any of the top three spots.