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I was often said to have an athletic stature, the large bones in particular, but I had a sports nightmare as a kid to really love it beyond keeping fit and healthy and leaving the extra passion for sports on TV and games on devices.

Having older ones who did everything from football to gymnastics is one thing, but having one who had a serious fracture, a broken bone while playing football will drive in those sports instincts. In other words, while in school, nothing could make me participate in competitive sports, the inter-house sports.

My experience as a child could not stop kids persuading me to come and watch them during theirs. It was held in a stadium and was grand. I watched on and realized how related to life sports is. One sport that caught my attention was the Sack Race. I was not very conversant with this funny sport before the event.

I watched as the kids took their position and each was given a sack to wear, getting both legs in the sack. I wondered how they were meant to run in that and the whistle sounded. Each kid tried to run with the sack, one was trying to run fast and was ahead of the others, then he tripped. The winner was one girl that seemed had crawled along steadily, and got got up immediately after tripping and continued the race.

Life is a Sack Race: We all have our bag of problems

Life is like a sack race, we only feel we are the worst sufferers until we learn about what other people face.

In life, each one has his own bag of problems that tries to pull him down.

Don’t try to solve everything at once, go slow and steady and see the fun even in the taunt life throws. You can win.

#life is a sport

(culled from EKOes journal, 2017)

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Post Author: Effiong Samuel

I may be practicing another profession, but the lives we live is Arts. I have had an interesting life with three best friends: my pen, my pencil and my camera! Exploring our friendship will be worthwhile.

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