Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Many of you who are reading this blog are runners and when you complete your run you are awarded a medal.
You trained, you ran, you conquered ... exciting feeling isn't it.
I have a colleague at work who has gone through some incredible tough times. Health issues, daughters health issues, not a single mother by choice, son in the armed forces heading to Afghanistan in a month - and this is just the big things.
A day or two after I had run the Columbus full marathon I saw her and she was having some (let me call it) significant health issues and was down in the dumpster. I happened to have my medal in my bag pack - went to the office and back to her and gave it to her.
There was a look on her face I will never forget, and a warmth in my heart. I felt I had made a difference.
She has confided in me and I know a lot about her. However, every time she walks in front of my office two words comes to mind inspiration and preserverence.
How do you tell someone thank you for inspiring you in a meaningful way?
Many people do inspire me in many ways (and I try to tell them) - but few in inspire me in a bigger way than most, you may say they are my heroes. Heroes are awarded medals - my way of showing they are my heroes is to share my 'bling'. - this is my thanksgiving.
Have a great year.