There was a bird who loved to fly. One day, while it was high up in the air it began to rain. Its feathers became so heavy that when it tried to land, it broke its wing. Time passed, and the bird became better. It wanted to fly, but no matter how hard it tried, something inside stopped it from leaving the ground.
Day after day it tried, and day after day fear held it down. Then one day, a strong wind came and lifted it high into the sky. It opened its wings and the bird remembered as if for the very first time, that it could fly.
Source | Based on a story told in the film “Shadows in the Sun”
When you think that something is impossible, stop, relax, unwind, step back and slow down a bit … stop long enough to remember.
A story I loved as a child was about two frogs who were playing leapfrog. What else?
But by mistake they jumped into a large vat of fresh cream. Finding no foothold they started swimming to avoid drowning. But one of the frogs was just too tired. He couldn’t take it and he croaked to his friend that he was finished. And sure enough, he sank to the bottom of that vat and died a miserable death. He really croaked.
But the other frog missed his friend, of course, saddened by his loss but he kept right on going persevering, swimming, persevering, persevering, swimming with determination. Here we go. He kept right on going. With perseverance and determined strokes he had churned that cream into butter and hopped out.
Source | As told in the film Loving Annabelle
Those who don’t give up and persevere may be in for a pleasant surprise!