The Thing About Life

The thing about life is that we are in a race,

We are running towards a goal, racing against time.

Just like a race, we could start out strong and fast we could start it slow and steady.

We could get midway through and start to stumble and fall.

We get to the point where we just can’t go on any longer and we’ve just got no strength left,

But just ahead there’s a table full of cold water to help us keep going.

Just like that race, the competitors need sustenance throughout that might be water, glucose or electrolytes. 

And just like them, we need sustenance throughout our race too.

Substance to help us win our race.

We may have stumbled,

It might feel like your legs can’t carry you any longer. 

But there’s a table full of everything we need. 

It’s right there.

Can you see it? 

Lift your head,

I know you’re tired,

I know you’re hurting.

But listen, 

Do you hear that?

That’s the crowd cheering for you. 

Your team have their arms stretched out to carry you to that table,

That table that’s all for you.

Everything you need to give you strength to get to the next table. 

All you have to do is reach out.

Take their hands,

I’ll see you at the next table.


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