Many, years ago I read a story of Robert Bruce of Scotland and the spider.From what I recall, the Earl had been fighting the English for a very long time and at one point, he was at his wits end-would he ever manage to defeat his enemies?
Then one day in Rachrin, off the Irish coast while he sat terribly troubled in a small cottage where he was in hiding, he witnessed something that was to give him a new lease of life and victory. It was just something as small and inconsequential as a spider trying to spin a web and move from one beam to the next.He watched the spider try six times and fail in each of those attempts.He told himself, were the spider to succeed then he too would be able to fight the English, yet again, and win this time.( for he too had tried and failed six times already.)
And miraculously, the seventh time the spider was lucky!
His web held and he was able to
|Try, Try and Try again|
|And they really did- Succeed!|
Something similar was witnessed by me some time back afternoon and I think the photographs will really tell you the story.
After finding this piece of thermacol, this little boy and his friend, tried, tried and then some more, before they were able to ride these waves and how!
A lesson that I re-learnt, nothing ever really comes easy, ask those who have failed and then succeeded...