Sunday 7 August 2016

Nerd Church - Step By Step

Did you see the Rio Olympic Opening Ceremony?

Let me sum up if you didn't:

People can make a difference.

Tiny actions combine to make beautiful things - to make our world better.

That seed bank, with a few seeds from each country, will grow to make a forest.

That forest will help to absorb the CO2 in the atmosphere, and make our world a better place.

I'll highlight at this point the female 100m runner Kamia Yousufi, who carried the flag for Afghanistan.

She is the only female member of the Afghan team - but as the team is made up of only three athletes, this makes her a third of the team overall.

Kamia Yousufi - and so many others like her - is an inspiration.

These women are the first tentative steps in the fight for women's rights and representation. They are amazing.

And the refugee team is inspiring.

In case you didn't know - this is a team comprised of refugee sportspeople from around the world, led out by 23-year-old flag-bearer Rose Lokonyen.

They are a symbol of hope - and it's simply beautiful.

Small things can achieve so much. I'll see you next week dearest nerdlets, go be amazing! ;)

Nerd Church is a weekly post where I get sappy on your butts talk about issues and try to make the world a little better.

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  1. I love the Olympics because it's a great chance for people to forget about the troubles of the world and come together for fun and pride. I think it's adorable to see athletes from countries who are usually only known for their war, bring pride.

  2. I didn't see the opening ceremony and I have been watching the sports though! Oh and I have to agree... sometimes the small things can make a difference and those are things we should spread the news about and aspire to ^.^


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