I found the following story in a talk by Bishop Gary E. Stevenson as he recounted the incident of Olumpian Torah Bright encouraging Kelly Clark.
"She (Torah Bright) noticed that American snowboarder Kelly Clark, who had a bad first run on her final round, appeared to be nervous about her second run. 'She gave me a hug,' Clark recalls. 'She just held me until I actually calmed down enough and I slowed my breathing. It was good to have a hug from a friend.' Kelly Clark would later join Torah on the winners' podium as a bronze medalist.
"When asked about this unusual act of kindness toward her opponent, which could have put her own silver medal at risk, Torah simply said, 'I am a competitor--I want to do my best--but I want my fellow competitors to do their best, too.'"
Isn't this a beautiful story? Imagine one competitor stopping to help another, to spend that time and energy and compassion to offer encouragement and support.
Joy for today: wanting others to succeed.