I am incredibly blessed to have been chosen to run the 2016 Boston Marathon for Samaritans. I’m running to save lives by spreading messages of awareness and hope to anyone facing struggles, or whose lives have been impacted by suicide or mental illness. I believe to my core that sharing my story and connecting this with others will make a difference in ways that I can’t even fathom, but I had a “show me a sign” moment this week. I wanted more assurance that the energy I invest over the next 5 months will connect in ways that people hear it and that will change lives!
I was moving forward, but “Show me a sign” was running through my brain.
I get to work, and this sign was posted 10′ from my office.
Funny how the universe listens. How cool is that? Running. Connection. Calm. Control. Touching others. Positive.
Still not convinced, I go for a jog at lunch. From a few of my past posts, simple smiley faces are typically the closest thing I get to saying I have “signs from my sister” (e.g., gin glass, Orca as the medium – don’t ask what you’re look at in this one – you don’t want to know). I’m jogging on a path that I’ve done many, many times, but of course, this time I notice this etched/marked on the concrete.
Ok…I’m feeling more of what I need from the universe. You sent me signs when I wanted them. I get it. People will hear this message. If I build it, they will come. I will connect. We will all make a difference and be here for others. But just to make sure I’m convinced, we pull into a spot at the movie theater yesterday and, of course, this is what the car next to us looked like.
Motivation. Fun. A bit of pain. Purpose. Focus. This is what the road ahead looks for me. And I ask for your support along the way. I got my signs this week connecting my focus, and running, and spreading good in the world.
What sign do you need?
What will it take for you to support me today? What will it take for you to let others know if you’re struggling? To share your story? Or for you to just be there for those around you (listening without judging, and being fully present)?
Hi Dave, Ted and I want you to know we are with you all the way! We posted a donation for you in honor of your sister. I also receive many signs. I teach my children to look for them! I’m sure you will find many more! I love your article about small changes to rewire the brain! Thank you! Listening, practicing mindfulness, long hugs, breathing, supportive friends and grateful especially for you and your family that I have known and love! Best of luck running in April! We’ll be rooting for you in spirit!