By Susannah Hutcheson, Regular ContributorNovember 11, 2015
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As a little girl, my life was basically consumed by gymnastics. I still remember the feel of the blue, spring floor under my feet, trying to balance on the beam, attempting flips on the long trampoline. I was obsessed with the U.S. gymnastics team at that time- Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, and Carly Patterson were 100% my role models. How could they not be?
Talk about some incredible women- strong, dedicated, and beautiful.
This last week, the U.S. Gymnastics Team won Worlds and basically cemented their spot as the front-runner for the Olympics in Rio next summer. The team took to Twitter afterwards to celebrate their win- and each other. They exemplified teamwork and the kind of friendships that we all need to strive for:
friendships that build each other up, congratulate each other’s successes, and exemplify collaboration and excitement.
The Olympics aren’t for almost a year, but I vote that we take that time to reap and sow friendships and relationships like the ones that the U.S. Gymnastics Team have with one another- celebrating each other’s strengths, weaknesses, wins, and losses. Why spend any time chasing friendships that are full of (unhealthy) competition, rumors, and gossip? Cultivate love this week!
Have you been following the success of the gymnastics team? How can we follow the gymnastics team's idea of collaboration over competition? Tell us below!
Susannah is a Journalism major, passionate about social justice and Jesus Christ. She loves cold weather, triple-shot lattes, and macaroni and cheese. When she’s not writing papers or baking cookies, you can find her Googling random things on the Internet or watching large amounts of reality television. You can read her ramblings at ileftamessinthekitchen.wordpress.com, or look at pictures of her coffee on Instagram: @susannah.beth.
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