The workshop titled “Empowering Yourself to Create New Possibilities” was a little strange. I little too touchy-feely for me. The most difficult part about it, though, was the constant references to “morning the loss” – of OUR JOBS. I did get something out of it though…
The gun has sounded and we are all off and running. We are, in a sense, moving in the same direction yet we all have different goals.
There are some that will run with only the goal to finish the race. They take their time and take in every aspect of the journey. Their journey is no more, or less, than that of the others who run the course.
Others have a different goal in mind. They do not slow to take in the crowd, let alone to refuel. They are literally on the run at all times. They reach down deep to find the power that will fuel them along the way.
No matter what approach is taken, it is the people that make the journey meaningful. Those who run beside you, whom you pass, or who pass you along the way add to the experience. We pull each other along with acknowledgement of the struggle to get to our destination.
Of course it wouldn’t be the same without those who stand on the sidelines for hours on end. The signs that say “Go Mom,” whether intended for you or not, speak volumes of encouragement. The kids, who stretch out their hand, give you encouragement and five more reasons to continue forward on your journey.
Do not give up. The race is worth running, and the finish line is so rewarding. All the aches and pains along the way are the evidence of your character, and when you choose to take your next step you will be empowered to create whatever you desire.