Today I received a delivery I wasn’t expecting.

With Glowing Hearts - Vancouver 2010 Commemorative Book

With Glowing Hearts – courtesy of Rebecca Bollwitt

But not that I’m complaining.

I was pleasantly surprised to see a good size box addressed to me with Vancouver 2010 design waiting on the couch for my arrival home from work this evening. Not exactly sure what it was, I opened it to discover that inside was a brand spanking new copy of With Glowing Hearts / Des plus brillants exploits: The Official Commemorative Book of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games / Le livre commmoratif officiel des XXIes Jeux olympiques d’hiver et des Xes Jeux paralympiques d’hiver (furthermore known as “With Glowing Hearts” because I can’t imagine having to type that out again). What’s so odd though is I don’t remember ordering it. But again, I’m not complaining.

With Glowing Hearts - Vancouver 2010 Commemorative Book

Quote from John Furlong – courtesy of Rebecca Bollwitt

With Glowing Hearts is a beautifully put together book to commemorate both the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. I have only had a brief chance to rifle through and I’m already reliving the memories and feelings that we all experienced just a few months ago. Whether it was cheering with my family when Alexandre Bilodeau won Canada’s first gold medal on home soil, experiencing a moment of anguish to be followed by sheer pandemonium on my own when Sidney Crosby scored the winning goal in the Men’s Hockey Gold Medal Game, or feeling the connection to hundreds to thousands of people enjoying the electric atmosphere on Granville Street downtown, the book is a fantastic means to keep the story fresh.

If you haven’t done so already, I strongly encourage to get yourself a copy as a keepsake. It’s well worth the money (or in my case, possibly someone else’s).