“A Sunrise is God’s way of saying, “Let’s start again.”
– Todd Stocker
While facing tough times, generally people try to give up on what they had once begun with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. To achieve the set goals, one has to restart time and again despite adverse circumstances. The story of King Robert the Bruce, a king of Scotland, is still a great inspiration. Even after waging six battles against the British, when he failed to overpower them, Robert was much disappointed. However, his breakthrough came when he witnessed the persistence of a spider in a cave, who was throwing its web from one edge to another and failed six times. The spider did not give up, but tried again and succeeded the seventh time. This incident gave hope to Robert and he went for battle the seventh time against the British, and won resoundingly.
In the Munich Games, held in 1972, Lasse Viren, a 23-year-old Finnish policeman, stumbled and fell while running the 10,000 meters race. Instead of quitting, he quietly rose and continued the race and won the gold medal, setting a world record of 27min 38.4sec.
Irrefutably, the Pandemic – Covid 19 – is forcing many people across the globe to start over again. During this global crisis, many have lost their jobs, businesses, loved ones and their health. People are facing mental depression, financial crunch and breakdown of relationships. All those who are affected by this pandemic, undoubtedly, need a fresh start to survive on this earth.
Some trees shed their leaves every year and start their life afresh. Depression may try to knock us down and may prevent us from restarting. But it is never too late for anyone to make a new start.
When you see a hopeless situation, start again.
When you find that progress seems to be impossible, start again.
When no one stands with you during the tough times, start again.
When all efforts end in utter failure, start again.
When you do not find any strength to rise, start again.