Well, you’re no doubt all hearing lots about the Olympics and Paralympics – it’s great to think of all the effort that individuals put in to achieve such outstanding results – here’s hoping we do really well!
But, all this talk of what it takes to get up on that podium has got us thinking about achievements and what goes on behind the scenes. Yes, I’m sure it’s fantastic to reach the top of your career in a sport you love, and, as a nation we can feel immensely proud when someone does this, but how does this compare with your life and the often incredibly challenging situations you face, as carers, on a daily basis?
Having read the discussion boards regularly over the past few days it’s clear that quite a few of you are facing very difficult situations. And it’s often the case that there is very little choice or freedom in the lives you’re living. Are we giving the gold medals to the wrong people, or do other people's triumphs help to cheer us all up during the gloomy times?
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