In Atlanta, every 4th of July for the past 41 years people from all over have come to participate in the world's largest road race, The Peachtree Road Race. Tomorrow morning I am one of them. This will be my fourth year in the past five years participating. The first year my family did it together - it was my dad's goal to be able to do it one year after his triple bypass surgery, and he did it. My brother ran it with him. I walked it with my mom. Every time since I have run/walked it "with" my brother and sister-in-law. I use the term with loosely because more often than not I watch them go on ahead and at some point they look around to see where they lost me. Our eyes meet, I say, "Catch ya at the finish line!" and I see them a couple hours later when we have all completed the 6.2 miles.
Today when my brother brought me my packet with my number I was looking though all the papers and there is often different things from the various sponsors. The one above was from Home Depot. It brought a smile to my face in so many ways - the three of us had just been talking about how fun hardware stores are and all the projects you can do, I love getting my supplies from hardware stores, and this little saying can be applied in EVERY DAY life and in our businesses, not just in the race tomorrow - but I will definitely be thinking of it as I plug my earphones and listen to some tunes, including Van Halen's 'RIGHT NOW!' and anticipate crossing that finish line!