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Inspired by “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” -Martin Luther King Jr

 

Three brothers of various ages were close, yet so different. Brian, the eldest, was ten years of age, loved to run and was always the first to enter a race. George, the middle brother, was five years old and born with one leg shorter than the other. He loved to follow Brian but refused to run. Isaac, the youngest, was two years old,starting to walk and curious to join Brian.

Brian longed to race with his brothers but didn’t want to offend them with his ability. In his class he heard a quote and couldn’t wait to share with his brothers.

When Brian, George and Isaac were together, Brian burst with his news. ” George! Isaac! I have a perfect way for us brothers to race and have fun together!”

George glanced tentatively as Isaac excitedly got Brian to share. Brian looked each brother in the eye, then said, “I heard a quote today. It said, ‘If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”

“So, what does that mean?” George asked.

“Don’t you see? I can’t fly, so I’ll run the path we choose. George, you don’t like to run, so you can walk the path. Isaac, if walking is too much, then you can crawl. As long as all three of us move forward, we will win the race together!” Brian replied with an excited grin. And then, as his fist shot above his head, he yelled, “This is perfect!”