In the news recently, 2 pit bulls chewed their way through a fence. Once free, they sighted a child and an infant and made straight for them. But before they could reach their targets, they found their way blocked by the children’s family dog… a Chihuahua! (this was literally “not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog“) The diminutive warrior must have known he was overmatched but his family was in peril and he was their protector! The battle was brief and the outcome, not much of a surprise. The courageous little canine gave his life and was carried away. But those he sought to defend were untouched. He had achieved his goal, while his adversaries were deterred from theirs. Clearly… he was the victor!
The price we pay for the things that are important to us may seem extreme to others. Whether it’s laying down a life to save loved ones, like the little hero in this story, or just passing up a good party to study for school, our goals can show who we are and shape what we will become.
Victory can be a matter of… perspective.