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I remember last year waiting for my Aikido class to begin outside a sports centre, I noticed the recent heavy rain and winds had blown the branches from the trees.
I noticed a pair of crows collecting twigs and sticks to rebuild their nest, which had been damaged.
They struggled against the strong winds and rain, as I waited in my car, I noticed time and time again they were blown around, but they continued their efforts.
I wondered to myself how long would we struggle, in a similar situation, would we have the ability and fortitude to continue, or would we simply give up.
Maybe we would find someone to complain to and have a good moan about how hard life is, maybe we would ‘pass the buck' and blame everyone else for our struggles.
We all face struggles in our lives, and this is also reflected in our training, good times and bad times, ups and downs.
Just like the crows I'll continue one stick at a time……..