This toddler keeps falling…

When he does, he looks at me and says ‘I fell’

Every time, I look back at him and say ‘Rise up’ in that tone that I suspect is similar to what Jesus deployed with Lazarus

At other times, I say, ‘It’s okay to fall, just make sure you rise!’

And I mean it literarily and figuratively.

These bumps and blocks will always be there. The floor may be slippery some days. Other days you may not be paying attention.

In this world, there will always be reasons to fall. Sometimes, tragic! That’s the design!

Refuse the urge to remain on the floor moaning about your broken bones.

Get up, spring up, bounce up…whatever… Just be up!

You are a victor!

That’s the design!

Author: Siju Yusuf