Verticle Challenge - Game of determination

Saras By Saras, 2nd Oct 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Children are the most wonderful creations of God! It is a pleasure to just watch them grow and see their acts of valour, love and affection performed in their own imitable innocent style. Especially if they are your Grand Children because you were too busy to notice your children grow with your demanding professional occupation while in service!!

Conquering the fear of heights

When we took our grand children for a day of games at the local games park, in Dallas Texas, my grand daughter was very excited. She loves to participate in games of skill and anything that offers her a challenge. When we reached the park there were lots of varieties of games and the kids had a wonderful time. We saw a vertical rock, of good height, with artificial foot-holds, and the kids were required to climb the rock supported by a harness attached to their waist. Despite the harness the sheer height of the rock scared me and I was about to go away. My grand daughter tugged at my hands saying that she wanted to give it a try. I tried to dissuade her saying it is too tall for her. She replied, "Thatha (Grand Pa) there is a harness, you can't fall and I want to win!". Reluctantly I let her wear the harness and attempt the climb. She climbed the rock as easily as a trained pro and without faltering a bit. It then dawned on me that it was her "spirit to Win" which gave her the strength and courage to accomplish something that she had never done before.
I was so influenced by this that I wrote a small haiku, which is given below

Fear is no big deal
If you set your heart to win
Her vertical climb


Desire To Win, Game, Game For Kids, Will Power

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