The Rubber Band

This summer, I have been taught so much from the team girls I have worked with.  The main lesson I have learned from them is the parable of the rubber band.

One day while working with a discouraged gymnast, I had the thought to grab a rubber band.  I sat down and talked with her about how to shoot the rubber band to make it go as far as possible.  We talked about how when we initially pull back the rubber band it doesn’t go very far, but the more we pull on the rubber band the back further, the band will shoot.  Same with life, it’s not comfortable being stretched to our limits.  It’s hard and painful sometimes, but worth it in the long run because it’s the only way we can reach our fullest potential.  Life isn’t easy, especially when we get stretched, but it’s the stretch that allows us to FLY!!


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