September 28, 2023

Let the Pavement Lead.

If you’re looking for pain and misery in this life… you’ll find it.

If you’re looking for happiness and joy in this life… you’ll find it.

We don’t always come to our own healing willingly. We fight it. We stay stuck in relationships. We forge through repeated patterns of behavior expecting a different outcome.

We remain a prisoner of our own pain because familiarity is persuasive and ownership of our own crap is difficult.

Hope and faith have an insistent voice. They will keep calling you. Pick it up and say hello.

You do not need to bring all your bravery, all your strength, or all your knowledge at once… just bring yourself. Come as you are… and let the pavement lead you.

I love this road and how it has healed me. It didn’t take anything bold or grand… it wasn’t forced or perfect… it was rubber and laces… hope and belief.

It’s very nights like these… in a place that I love… that I am reminded just how beautiful life is and what I have been given.

That is all.

Writer, competitive runner and visionary Suzanne Swanson shares inspiring words on the Run Before You Fly blog. She helps those in unhealthy relationships with food and alcohol to overcome their blocks and move on to self love. Join her running, healthy lifestyle and emotional support group on Facebook!