I found this tired seal in Southshore, Christchurch. I was just finishing my tea and I chanced upon this cute seal who was stranded by the beach. It was at least 500-600m away from the sea.
So me and my friends plus a Japanese family tried our best to usher it back to sea. This Jap boy was trying to not let the seal leave - well, I think he wants to play with it. So he pulled a long dead leaf from some bush nearby and laid it in front of the seal. To his dismay, the seal waddled towards the leaf and rested on it. Then it waddled again. Each time the boy tried to block the seal, it waddled a few steps and rested on the leaf.
Then it hit me - the tired seal was actually taking baby steps to reach the water. It actually thought or rather made the leaf as a short finish line. It could also regard the leaf as an obstacle. But it didn't! In the end, the seal made it to the water.
Even nature has its own divine ways in teaching us about reaching our goals. I know now that taking small steps is ok because we're human after all. We're bound to get tired sometimes. But we mustn't lose our sight of our goals. All we need is to put our minds to reaching 'little finish lines' in our lives.