This is Molly and this is her first marathon. I am so impressed that she would pick a hard trail marathon for her first. Wow Molly, good job!
When we face disappointments, challenges and obstacles, the first thing we ask is, "Why me?" We don't always realize that things happen to us according to our dominant thoughts, words and deeds. Even when we work really hard to keep ourselves in a positive frame of mind, things happen. When events occur that we don't expect, they increase our faith, strengthen our ability to endure and bring forth our hidden talents, abilities and strengths. Why me? As Les Brown would say, "Why not you? Would you like to recommend someone else? Why you? Because you can handle it. Because you really do know what to do. Because you need a little nudge every now and then to keep you on or put you back on track. So the next time something happens to you, remember, things don't just happen. They happen the way they should, at just the right time, to the right people. Our job is to know we are equipped to handle it.
Yolanda "Walking Diva"