sailed on

Had Christopher Columbus not set sail, determined to seek new lands, who knows how long it would have taken for someone else to endeavour to do the same. Who knows how long the lands would have left undiscovered. Yet he did, and it was not plain sailing, there were trials, sickness and storms to endure. And there were days, months with no sight of land. But each day Christopher Columbus pressed on and kept going. The record of those day, those hard days are in his diary simply stated as ‘Today, we sailed on.”

There are moments, days even, when it is hard to believe that it is possible to go on. After giving and giving, after standing and standing, it seems too hard, to much to ask. But these are the days that we need to open our journals and simply write “today, we sailed on.” These are the days that we need to know that to write that is enough. To be able to get to the end of the day, still standing is ok. It is an achievement. True, there may not have been sight of land, but we kept on.

Oceans aren’t crossed in a day. Success isn’t achieved in a day. Take hope – each time you are able to simply say “Today we sailed on” you are one day closer to discovering land. One day closer to that dream.