Everyday is a new adventure full of fun and challenging things to learn. Here I am learning that sometimes the things we want the most can roll beyond our reach. That no matter how hard we try there are some things in life that can’t be done without a little help from our friends. It’s even better when we’re having fun working together. On the other hand I also learned that if I kept pushing my ball under the couch with my nose I could get my Tom to keep playing this fun game with me. But then the next lesson came when I pushed it one too many times. Then it was no longer a matter of not being able to reach it, but then having my ball taking away from me for a time out. That’s when I look at my Tom with my sad eyes that say, “ah…you’re no fun! Dog gone it!”
“Do you feel like you’re stuck in a hole?”
I feel like I’m in a hole, and I can’t get out.
“Won’t somebody throw me a rope?” I cry up toward the crest of the earth.
Everyone that comes along sincerely wants to help, but each time they try the earth breaks away a little bit more beneath their footing.
“I can’t,” they shout down at me, “or I’ll fall in the hole with you, but I’ll pray for you, they say as they go about their business.
Eventually I look down and see the tools each person tossed down to me, and I realize as I stand alone that it’s up to me. If I really want to get out, then I have to use my God given mind, and the tools I have to work with. The key I realize is in my own desire. I have to want it bad enough to do the work.