Treasure of the Day
Tuesday, June 25, 2019!
WHAT IS TODAY’S TREASURE?
An article about a 10-year old girl who became the youngest to climb El Capitan (in Yosemite National Park)!
HOW’D YOU DISCOVER IT?
I actually first heard about this a little while ago (about a week or so ago). Since this still comes up to this day, I thought it would be a good share.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT IT?
1. Feel good story. The youth accomplish amazing things at such a young ago. The article makes it clear that the idea to climb El Capitan was not forced by parents. Selah (the name of the girl) genuinely wanted to do for herself.
2. A good use of an elephant illustration. Selah says that something she would constantly remind herself with her father is that how one would eat an elephant (this is figurative, of course) is to do it in small bites. One step a at a time.
HOW MIGHT THIS BE USEFUL FOR ME?
I think the biggest takeaway here might be that Selah did this to “inspire other kids.” When something becomes bigger than just ourselves, it can give more meaningful purpose to what we do.
ANY FINAL COMMENTS?
I’ve personally seen how big and tall El Capitan is from the bottom. To scale it from the bottom all the way to the top is nothing short of amazing. Kudos to Selah for the amazing accomplishment!
“When something becomes bigger than just ourselves, it can give more meaningful purpose to what we do.”