On I went, out of the wood, passing the man leading without knowing I was going to do so. Flip-flap, flip-flap, jog-trot, jog-trot, curnchslap-crunchslap, across the middle of a broad field again, rhythmically running in my greyhound effortless fashion, knowing I had won the race though it wasn't half over, won it if I wanted it, could go on for ten or fifteen or twenty miles if I had to and drop dead at the finish of it, which would be the same, in the end, as living an honest life like the governor wanted me to. -Alan Sillitoe, "Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It Gets Better

Tomorrow I'll bring you a recap of my latest, ridiculous stair climbing adventure, but in the meantime watch this video.

I know that the whole "It gets better" campaign is starting to feel like an inundation, but when you watch a touching video like this it really hits home.  Put together by the Front Runners New York.

And then go donate your time or money to the Trevor Project, if you're so inclined.


  1. Thank you for sharing this.

    I've re-posted it to my FB so that my high school aged kids can share it with their friends.

    What a wonderful group of people that participated. :)

  2. Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to you stair climbing recap!

  3. Thanks for sharing that. I have the most wonderful story along this line. If you have an interest in hearing it, let me know. But, as I tell my Small Ones -- people loving one another is always a plus on God's agenda. Way better than...(fill in the blank)

  4. Sarah, I'd love to hear your story!