Kind words from a Stranger
--by MichieJ, posted Jul 18, 2015
I finally got the running bug back again after a few years but it's much harder than it used to be and I struggle to slog through even the shortest, slowest jog.
I was out in a run the other day and I had almost convinced myself to quit and give up when I heard someone say "You can do it!! It's hard, but you can do it!" There was a lady walking the other way and had the biggest smile on her face.
Those words of encouragement at a time when I was ready to quit were like a divine intervention. I finished my run and now every time I feel like quitting I hear her in my head and it gives me motivation and encouragement.
I've never seen her again so I've never been able to thank her and let her know the impact something so simple as a few words of encouragement from a stranger had (and still have) on me.