Don’t be so busy running your race that you forget to appreciate your supporters.
The number of supporters at Brighton Marathon this weekend blew me away.
And if you’ve ever been fortunate enough to run London then you’ll know that the support in London is an experience like no other.
It moves me beyond words seeing people turn up in their thousands to cheer on others.
They didn’t sign up for the event.
It’s not their race.
There is no medal at the end for them.
Yet they still show up for their loved ones and for complete strangers.
With their signs.
With their cheers.
With their applause.
With their jelly babies.
With their love.
With their humanity.
Because they want people to succeed.
And my word does it make a difference.
Whatever your journey, we all need supporters in life.
From the sideline strangers.
To the finish line bear huggers.
The ‘thinking of you’ texters.
The ‘I’ll be at the next one’ optimists.
The ‘I’ll train with you’ heroes.
The post sharing legends.
The knowledgeable coaches.
The silent but reassuring empaths.
The tough love real ones.
The what do you needers.
And the everything inbetweeners.
You are needed. You are appreciated. And you make all the difference.
Albert Einstein once said “The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.”
I believe we live in a friendly one.
I’ve seen it.
I’ve felt it.
Who are your supporters?
If you take the time to look, then I promise you’ll find them every where. At the start line, the sidelines and the finish line.
Point them out because they are all part of your success.
Today you might be the runner. It’s your time to shine.
But when it isn’t your race, show up anyway.
Learn how to be a supporter.
Let someone else know how it feels to be warm.
Big love, Meg 💛✨