Second best

I went to a swimming competition yesterday. A serious one.
I enjoy swimming a lot but I never fooled myself that I'm really good. I got 2 medals, silver for 50m freestyle and gold for 400m freestyle. But due to a minor logistic issue, I didn't get the actual gold medal, the object . Don't get me wrong, I got the no. 1 diploma and there are pictures of me high on the platform, but I don't have the medal. At first I was a bit disappointed. Cause I like medals.

But later I realized that I love my silver medal more and I don't need the gold one.
It became my favorite and most precious belonging at the moment. I'm wearing it as I write this.

It's a constant reminder not to settle, that there will always be something or someone to look up to. Thank God for that.
























Photo by Toth Eniko

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats... It's not about winning... But doing your best and participating regardless... xxx

Carlos said...

...and you look really stylish and happy, specially comparing with third position girl... ;)