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Annie Fox, M.Ed., is an internationally respected parenting expert, award-winning author, and a trusted online adviser for tweens and teens.

Olympic Love

February 14, 2014

Jeremy Abbott down

Sometimes we’re down

Jeremy Abbott came down so hard on his right hip he just lay there, his music weaving on without him. But the crowd of Russians who adore skaters and know a thing or two about overcoming adversity would not abandon him.

They clapped in unison. They cheered encouragement. They sent  a tidal wave of compassion across the ice aimed at the broken skater pressed against the wall. All that love, with its powerful mojo, washed over Jeremy and he stirred, got to his feet and glided forward into the hearts of the crowd. He skated the rest of his program, through the pain, like an angel in love.

Jeremy Abbott lifted up

Sometimes we are lifted so high

When he took his final bow, the crowd stood and roared their approval.  Jeremy Abbott graciously savored his Olympic moment. Who needs a medal when you have this?

Teachable Moment: Life knocks us down. Love raises us up. 




  1. I am loving all of the Olympics posts!!

    Comment by Erin — February 14, 2014 @ 12:49 pm

  2. So very well put, Annie! Love it! The Olympics are so inspiring. It reminds us of the universality of humanity. We all belong to each other, don’t we?

    Wendy =)

    Comment by Wendy @Kidlutions — February 17, 2014 @ 4:20 am

  3. The “university of humanity”… I love it, Wendy! That’s part of why I love the Parade of Nations as the kick off to the Games.

    Comment by Annie — February 17, 2014 @ 10:02 am

  4. Thanks so much for your interest in my posts, Erin, and for the great work you do with tweens and teens. Onward!

    Comment by Annie — February 17, 2014 @ 10:04 am

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