What if, when you started a race, you were not told where the finish line was?
What if you had no idea how far it was, or even if you could get to it?
What if, as you were running, they threw up obstacles, and moved it farther and farther away ?
What if, you were discouraged from trying to get to it, by being told to give up, and made to feel like it was hopeless……..?
Would you still do it?
What if you knew, that at that finish line, there was a huge reward, an enormous payoff of epic proportions? And that you did not even need to be the first one to get there, because it would be given to all who crossed it?
What if, all you needed was to believe that you would get there, and it would be true? What if there were a huge crowd of supporters cheering you on as you ran that race, and just as many others running beside you in search of the same finish line?
Would you still continue after the starting gun fired?
Would you push yourself to continue despite the uncertainty?
If you knew it was there, waiting for you, somewhere, would you keep going?
Well, you are.
That race has already begun.
You are running it now.
The obstacles are real.
Don’t give up.
The reward is there,
no matter how long it takes you to cross it,
that finish line-
It awaits you.
If it rains, open your umbrella.
If your tired, know you are not alone.
If it gets dark, turn on your flashlight.
If you feel weak, remember you are strong.
So run, walk, or crawl, but never stop-
Because the finish line is real,
And its there………
waiting for you.
[The two photos above were taken in the same year, just 8 months apart, in April 2013 and December 2013.]