In 2004, Lauryn Williams traveled to Athens, Greece, so she could represent the United States on the track and field team. All told, she competed in four Olympic games during her 10-year career and became the first American woman to medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympics.
During her first race in Athens, the 100 meter sprint, eight members of her family cheered for her from the grandstands, including her father, her biggest fan.
Before each heat, he told her the same thing: “It doesn’t matter what happens out there. I LOVE YOU .” Those words calmed her as she stepped to the line, took a deep breath and ran her race. Winning silver, she proudly stood on the podium, representing her country and her family.
Lets speak words that will make others feel good inside, words that will make others feel loved and valued.