I watched very little of the Olympics. Had the thrill of seeing the women’s soccer team in the semifinals (a riveting match) and then win the gold medal and was so happy I could tune in. But even the events I didn’t watch, the main message that came through media and people talking about it was this — marvel at the sacrifice the athletes make.

This is the story during every Olympics and everyone gets so engrossed for good reason. But could we maybe apply this to our own lives in even small ways? That idea, contrasted by repeated commercials for Lipozene, set my ‘pen’ in motion.

Today’s Game Plan: Our Olympics Takeaway? Sacrifice