It's no secret that we all have obstacles we need to overcome in life.

There will always be ups and downs. That we know for sure. But, sometimes, unexpected lefts and rights pop up and try to throw us even more off track. When those types of moments hit, that's when our resolve is truly put to the test.

That's the type of perseverance on full display at one of the world's most celebrated sporting events — the Olympic Games. For years and years, athletes go through blood, sweat, and tears for a few precious moments of pure competition. If anything, that struggle to achieve greatness is what makes sports so dang beautiful.

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What this governor's story about living with disabilities can teach us about humanity.

During a speech at the Democratic National Convention, Governor Dannel Malloy spoke about the power of human kindness.

"I'm here today to tell you a story of hope, a story of why we are stronger together," Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said to the DNC crowd.

"It's a story of a young boy with physical and severe learning disabilities, a child for whom reading and writing were almost impossible," he continued.

The story he shared during the first night of the Democratic National Convention was, of course, his own. Over the next nine minutes, he explained how with the help of his mother, his teachers, and his support system, he went on to become a successful lawyer and leader of the country's 17th largest economy.

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