And then, without trying to break the power of that false belief, it gets done FOR ME. It happens to me.
I want you to read the responses I got from last week’s post. Listen, this is important. This is the encouragement and love I got for BEING LAST. Our beliefs about being judged and shamed and mocked…
They aren’t true!
We aren’t in sixth grade anymore. We are on life’s path with other adults who have been through their own sh*t, and just want to share in one another’s triumphs.
I don’t want to say too much, because I don’t want to ruin it for you.
Just let it sink in.
This is what people think about someone who is last.
Somehow, some way, this touches people at the heart level more than winning. The story of being last but trying like a madman, is what brings tears. I hope you allow these comments to change your beliefs and to heal your fears. This is the healing light on the darkness and shadow of “never good enough”. This is truth. This…is love:
Thanks for sharing, this was truly inspirational. I am very happy for you…can we share your blog with others? [Of course!]
Gives me goosebumps.
Excellent!! Thanks for sharing this amazing testimony!
All I can say is Congrats! For a job well done under tough circumstances! I am proud of you! When there is victory over a difficult task, that is the best! Who would have thought to celebrate being last? I love it!
Awesome story of finishing last.....I loved it. Thanks much, friend.
Your message about Being Last spoke to me long & loud! I have been struggling with that mentally as I work to regain my walking capabilities. The "fear" of being last has been uppermost in my mind as I try to prepare for the Cap City Quarter marathon. In fact it has crowded out all the positives I see happening as my endurance improves and the aches subside. Thanks for the timely reminder.
Thanks Sue! This made my day.
As soon as I saw your title of this newsletter, my heart began to think OH NO...I couldn't read your newsletter fast enough, the TV was on and I had to turn it off because I had to get in each word you were saying as you gave us all your step by step of that very cold morning!! I began to cheer for you as I read your newsletter, Go Sue GO!! You've Got This!! I also began to tear up thinking what might be going through your head. I was praying that you knew it didn't matter what number or what time you crossed that finish line. Then to think of what you saw as you turned that corner that here runners, walkers, all their family and friends who stuck around to make sure that everyone crossed that line with such JOY!! I wish I could hug each and every one of them for making sure you knew how special you were for not giving up. These are happy tears I want you to know! You did it Sue, you didn't give up!! This is a story you will be able to share with everyone from family, friends and clients for the rest of your life to give them inspiration to never give up.
And so it is.... another great blog piece! I cried. :)
Proud of you Sue!!
Thank you for this inspiring word! You are such an encouragement to me! Love you, Sue!!
Great again, Suze, as always. I was last before. My first 5k ever was at Cedar Point in 2011. My middle sister…and I walked it. We weren’t only last, we were having conversations with the maintenance guys on the gator picking up the cones behind us for nearly 55% of the race. I felt beaten. I was embarrassed and humiliated. I heard that voice, too. But I was joyous when I crossed that finish line. I did it. My sister had done it. We finished and didn’t quit.
Thanks for the weekly reminders that I’m human, and to quote Kermit – “…it’ll do fine, it’s beautiful, and it’s what I’m supposed to be.”
Great post, Sue! Thanks for sharing that with us all.
You got a DFL? That is so cool. Some races have awards for DFL for extreme persistence and bravery to earn that finish line. [I love everything about that!]
Very well written, positive and inspiring. Really enjoy reading these!
So many wouldn't have even tried. Way to push through and really find that inner strength. Very inspiring!
Your message struck a chord in me. Beautifully written, powerful piece.
Brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for doing it anyway, left foot right foot, for seeing how loved you are, for realizing that you inspire people that wait for you!
And so again you deliver a beautiful message.