The new skate park in Frisco is directly adjacent to one of fields where the boys play sports on the weekends. So naturally, we make day of it, by throwing the scooters in the back of the jeep before heading that way. I’m always amazed at the feats of the kids, young and old, who tear up those pipes and bowls like it’s nobody’s business. They effortlessly glide from side to side, up and down.
They make it look so easy.
But if you’ve ever tried it, or even looked at it from this angle, you know it’s anything but easy. And if you stay around long enough, you’ll see those kids who make it look easy take some concrete to the face every now and then. While it’s fun to watch them soar, my mama heart is always on pins and needles. My palms are always sweating, hoping they stay upright, at least on my watch.
I love it and hate it at the very same time.
This particular day, both boys took this wall several times. I was so proud of them, because their chances of making it up to touch the top were slim to none, at least at first. They didn’t make it to the top that day, but this image won’t leave my mind.
The odds were against them, but they kept going anyway.
I know you’re looking at something in your life today that looks about like this wall. It feels too hard, maybe even hopeless and insurmountable. Chances are slim you’re going to reach the top, especially on your first try. . . or maybe even your 15th. Maybe the onlookers have sweaty palms because it’s obvious that you might fall.
Keep on going.
“Keep on going, and the chances are, that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.” – Charles F. Kettering
Stay in the game.
Those cushy-looking chairs on the sidelines are overrated. Keep on going. You might stumble on something you weren’t expecting today.
You have to keep going to find out.
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