Sports day

Today is sports day in our school. It is my first year in here as teacher.

Small kids were so excited about it. Childhood is very blissful time. They have worn their house colour and ready to play. For now, it is only the game. They have lot more to handle after they grew up. I sighed. All parents and audience were there to cheer them up.

Race started. First one is filling the bottle in one end with water from other end.

All kids lined up. After the whistle is blown, they took water in their small hand and started towards their destination except one girl.

She remained there taking water again and again , not happy with the leaking . She did not aware others have left. She just stood there trying to hold on as much water as possible. I was curious.

I went to her side and asked “Riya what happened ? ”

She looked up at me and spoke in her innocent voice ” I want to take more water in one time itself, then I will win.”

I smiled at her and replied “Riya you should take only that much your hand can hold. Otherwise you will spill all water . Now come on, take some amount and start. With few try, you will eventually fill the bottle.”

She thought for a minute then seem to understand my point, she put her hand in the tub and took little amount of water and started towards the other end.” She hurried after that and came in top position.

I wondered I was able to explain her this simple thing, but we actually should remember this for all situations in life. Take only that much you can handle in life , whether it’s work or money or responsibility. Don’t try to get everything in one go.

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