tonight the 2016 Summer Olympics (XXXI Olympiad) officially kicks off in Rio. which events are you most excited to see?
watching the Olympics is one of my favorite pastimes because each competitor lives and breathes hopes and dreams to be the very best. they've persevered through hours and hours of practice, they've overcome countless moments of weakness and feelings of not being good enough, and they've believed in a higher power to help them get to where they are now. all this for a few moments of glory and respect by the nations they represent, but a memory that'll last for lifetimes to come.
during a time when the world feels so divided, let there be love, light, and a sense of unity through camaraderie with these Olympics. best of luck to all, and let the games begin!