When was the last time you changed someone’s life? When your mere presence made someone else’s life better? And when was the last time someone changed YOUR life? Whether it was through a thought or an action, just something someone else did that caused you to shift how you see things? Well, what if I told you that you could have an experience that was a liberal mix of both of those at once? Because you can. An experience so uplifting and positive, that it could even make a jaded ass like me seem born again. A moment of purity in a wholly impure world. That, my friends, is the Special Olympics. And you may approach the Special Olympics thinking you are helping the athletes involved, but you learn pretty quickly that it is actually them helping you. Helping you see the good inside yourself, and in doing so, reflecting a kinder world than you thought you were a part of. If there is a more beautiful revelation than that, I don’t know what it is.