Thursday, May 13, 2010
Going Up is Hard Work.
We slept under the stars, in sleeping bags.
In the morning, tell-tale signs that bears had been in our camp, eating up the contents of the cooler prompted us to check into a motel for the rest of the time.
Most of life is like that honeymoon night. Unless you have experienced bears rummaging through your camping area, you keep sleeping peacefully.
Ambitious goals take a long time to achieve, and a great deal of patience, perseverance and hard work. It helps if others can show us the way, if others have worn down the path, have created stepping stones and bridges across dangerous portions of the voyage.
It helps to have a companion to share the journey.
It helps to have resources and good health.
It helps to have hope, faith, charity and a sense of humor.
It helps to have good habits and skills as cleanliness, healthy eating, knowledge of dangers, resilience, understanding.
We can be defeated by our challenges or be known for conquering them.
Life is all about conquering the heights.