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Michelle Kwan gets married today 19-01-13

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by floskate, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

    Can I just say that picture of the rings being "flown" in by that toy Coast Guard rescue helicopter is such a perfect idea for someone who is in the CG and has such a Family History w/the CG. Too perfect and love it!!!
  2. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    ^^ Yeah, in the accompanying caption, Clay is quoted as saying that it didn't quite come off as exactly planned, but that it was a funny moment. :)

    I have fond memories of being a bridesmaid at a friend's wedding years ago. It was a memorable occasion and a lovely, out of the ordinary wedding ceremony. I wonder if there's ever been an OTBT thread on FSU about wedding snafus and funny, poignant and joyful remembrances.
  3. overedge

    overedge Janny uber

  4. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    Some keys to MK’s success:

    Having loving, supportive parents and family
    Finding meaning and purpose in doing what she loves
    Working hard, making sacrifices and staying the course
    Finding positives in her struggles and overcoming obstacles
    Spending quality time with her family and friends
    Being joyful and knowing how to laugh
    Having great mentors and being willing to learn
    Being tough when the going gets rough, but never losing her smile
    Recognizing her own human frailties with acceptance and impartiality
    Getting up when she falls down; continuing to try and giving it her all
    Taking each day as it comes and not getting ahead of herself
    Not indulging in excuses and refusing to blame others
    Resisting the urge to feel sorry for herself; not wallowing in negativity
    Bouncing back through determination and courage
    Having a caring heart and an open mind
    Staying in the moment and therefore seeing possibilities
    Being open to opportunities without an ax to grind
    Being patriotic and nonjudgmental
    Learning how to dream another dream
    Finding a new direction, with meaning and purpose
    Being thankful for her blessings and giving back …

    Finding (being gifted with) lasting love and a magnetic bond :saint:
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  5. samiller

    samiller New Member

    What a wonderful post! I agree 100%. Thank you, aftershocks! :cheer:
  6. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    aftershocks, I'm sure that all of the attributes you cited will figure prominently in Michelle's course during the years to come.
  7. Norlite

    Norlite Well-Known Member


    You missed one:

    Having some of the best security in the skating world. Needed for obvious reasons.
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  8. RickInSanJose

    RickInSanJose Active Member

    Thank you for this beautiful and concise summary of those qualities that make Michelle so special and extraordinary, that make her an example of the finest that humanity has to offer.
  9. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    ^^ Yes, ITA, RickInSanJose, and thanks for your comments. I appreciate your thoughts also samiller, and skatesindreams. I’ve learned many lessons and I’ve been inspired by following MK’s career and seeing how she carries herself on and off the ice. None of us are perfect, of course, but Michelle is definitely a role model who possesses an extraordinary capacity to give and to receive love.

    BTW, Norlite, I only included some keys to Michelle’s success that I have observed. There are surely others, but the ones I’ve mentioned have meaning and resonance for me. It seems as if Michelle might be sharing additional wisdom in regard to her life experiences in the speech she will be giving on March 6, at Southeast Missouri State University, as noted in the thread posted yesterday by Sylvia. :)
  10. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

    right on with your entire post, aftershocks! :cheer:
  11. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    ^^ Thanks paskatefan. :)

    It would be nice to hear MK’s upcoming speech. Perhaps it might be posted on youtube at some point.