I LOVE that song – I Would Walk 500 Miles by The Proclaimers.
As the song says:
I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more…
Who or what would you walk 500 miles for? Who or what would be worth the pain and the sacrifice?
Now don’t be so quick to answer the question. Really think about it and the commitment it would take.
When I first saw this picture of a sculpture by artist Frances Bruno Catalano, it really took my breath away. I read that his reason for creating it was to capture the vacuum caused by being forced to leave your land, your life, or your people for any reason.
However, this piece of art had a different message for me. This sculpture made me wonder about times when there was a void in my life, and the people I surrounded myself with to help me fill that void.
Motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, once said: “We are the average of the five people we spend the most time with”.
That’s right! We are greatly influenced by those who are closest to us. They affect our way of thinking, our self confidence, and the decisions we make.
Hopefully you can look around and breathe a sigh of relief. However, if you look around and scream “Yikes, what was I thinking”! it may be time to make a few changes.
So it is those people in my life who helped me fill the void of loneliness, confusion, self-doubt, and so much more that I am truly grateful.
After all, “Friendship isn’t about who you have known the longest… it’s about those who came and never left your side”. (Mikaela Tiu)
And for them, and the hope they gave me, I would walk 500 miles!