“Success is not a place at which one arrives but rather the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey.” ~Alex Noble
My Share Your Strong team took a trip to Albany Georgia today. This is the time of year for The Snickers Marathon. Albany Georgia holds a special place in my heart. This is the town I spent four months of my life in as a child when I had my accident. This marathon runs directly down Palmyra Park Road and right by this hospital so I always have loved to be a part of this event in any way I can. Today I headed out to be a cheerleader for all the runners doing the race.
On the drive over, I made my decision I was going to park at Palmyra Park Hospital to do my cheering. And my reason for this is because this is mile 20 for the marathon and this is the maker or breaker in a marathon. Knowing this, I knew the energy I could provide would help these runners for their last half of the run.
“Energy is contagious, positive and negative alike. I will forever be mindful of what and who I am allowing into my space.”
I pulled into the parking area of the hospital and my heart began to drop as I looked around and saw the places I remembered my family wheeling me around in my wheelchair. Then I pulled around the corner and looked up and saw the window of my old rehab room I recalled not sleeping for a month and just gazing out that window praying night after night…. I pulled myself together and parked my car, sat in silence, and glanced up at that window one more time. I felt such a heartwarming sensation come over me, I took a deep breath and all I could do was smile, and I felt a tear rolling down my cheek.
It was a total realization moment for me. I realized in that moment this actually was true success at the fullest…. And I feel this circle of life has taken me down many roads to see all types of success but life always leads me right back to this area to confirm what it actually means, that it is all from within me…All I can say is I am most grateful to see this so clearly now…
I wiped away my tears, continued smiling and bee bopped up the road to bring some of this Never Give Up loving energy to my runner peeps…
Never Give Up, Never Give In, Never Stop Trying, Never EVER Give Up!!!