First of all, wow, what a grand opening! Over 400 hits today (and there are still four hours left to push that number up) I never expected it to get so close to Raining Water’s opening (500). Thanks! =]
A few weeks ago my class went on a wilderness camp and had to survive – in drenched tents in the middle of nowhere – for four days. Treacherous stuff.
We all learnt a huge life lesson that week.
Abseiling. We had to abseil down a 50 metre cliff.
I saw a dozen of my valiant classmates descend down the cliff with ease, so I felt positive. When I reached the edge, though, it was a different story. I peered over the mountain.
I froze white with fear.
“I can’t do this,” I said to myself. What happened to all the positive energy inside of me? How could it just vanish from sight.
“Hurry up and go,” the instructor yelled. I leant back. I hesitated to take my first bounce down.
When I did – Kabam! I drove my knee into the hard, unforgiving rock face.
How easy would it be to just give up and forget about this? Extremely easy.
But I knew I had to do this. I knew I had to abseil down this cliff no matter what.
I regained balance. And down I went to the bottom of the cliff.
As I took off my harness and gazed up at the cliff, the monstrosity of what I had accomplished hit me. I did it. I persevered and made it through.
Remember, even though things may seem impossible, don’t give up and make sure to persevere and keep going. Anything is possible if you put your mind to it.