I was out riding my bike a few days ago after a long break, thinking how great it felt. I was moving along better than expected, especially since I hadn’t been riding much. But after rounding a corner it occured to me that I had been riding with a tailwind. Suddenly it wasn’t so easy.
Our support system is that tailwind in life. There are certain people in our lives who make the journey easier. They believe in us, listen to us, and accept us in spite of our shortcomings. They celebrate our successes and offer perspective to our failures. Sometimes we don’t appreciate the impact they have until they’re gone. Then we’re left pedaling into a headwind. Sure, riding into the wind from time to time can make us stronger but its a lot more fun to ride with a tailwind.
So appreciate your support system. Randomly thank them for being part of your life. You never know when the wind will shift and they’ll be gone.