A Story of Persistence and Resilience

“Life is like the ocean.  Every time a wave knocks down your sandcastle you build it again.”

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We sat on the beach, dropping wet sand into piles, creating a castle.  Honestly,  the castle looked more like a giant pile of poop, but she seemed to love it.

After a while, the ocean came up and washed the castle away.  With only a short pause, she started dropping sand again, demanding that I do the same.  Not much time passed before the same thing occurred.  And again, she just started dropping a new sand castle.

After three times, she moved further from the water to build her castle.  This time it didn’t get washed away.

The thing that astonished me was that each time the ocean washed her castle away, she began building again with only a moment’s pause.  She didn’t give up.  Eventually, she learned from her mistake and moved her castle where the water couldn’t reach it.

Persistent and Resilient.  There is so much we can learn from observing children.  There is so much to admire.


4 thoughts on “A Story of Persistence and Resilience”

  1. What a great story. And what strength we can draw from watching others, particularly children, who just overcome because it is part of life and they are living it.

  2. Such a great reminder of the innocence of a child. A simple yet profound post the brings back memories of enjoying the beach with my daughter.

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