There is no mountain you cannot climb

Throughout life problems will surely stand in your path. Some will be expected life challenges that we must all face, pivotal coming of age moments that are natural. Then there are the challenges that we face alone, without warning, blocking your life without mercy or compassion. These moments could be health, financial or personal; but each can be as daunting as standing at the base of Mount Everest and the thought of even attempting the climb causes nausea and a sense of defeat.

But like any challenge, it is placed in our path for a reason. Not every challenge in our life we are meant to survive, defeat or win. Every challenge will show you more things about you than any person telling you. We discover that we are indeed capable of things we have shied away from believing we couldn’t do something. In our deepest, darkest moments we have often surprised ourselves that we have overcome things that initially looked to crush us, wiping us off the very face of the earth. But we survived.

Not only did we survive but we often found ourselves on top of the mountain looking down in wonder, did I really do that? I do not recall every step that I made but here I am. If you look down at the bottom of the mountain, back in time, you can see a scared and fragile human being staring at the colossus ahead ready to give up. But looking down, you realize that the entire mountain was not the real struggle, difficult yes, but not impossible. The hardest moment of the entire journey was not the rugged rocks, the scary winds or the lonely moments or darkened days; In fact the hardest point of all was that first step forward. The first step is always the hardest, but once you decide to move forward, once you decide not to stand and die at the foot of the mountain, you are already half way up the mountain.

24 thoughts on “There is no mountain you cannot climb

  1. This is so wow! It puts meaning to each step taken further from the foot of the mountain! When look that way, it isn’t scary at all — step by step. And yes, this is one of the greatest feeling — “Not only did we survive but we often found ourselves on top of the mountain looking down in wonder”.

    That captured dew is awesome — one of the wonders of technology. And yes, we should keep on trying, like Charlie Brown 🙂

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    1. Thank you. The dew image is remarkable! And one of my nicknames from my brother as a kid was Charlie Brown so I always have a soft spot for him.

      Take care Alan

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  2. the foot of that mountain can be vast and one step up feels great but then you slide and start over again its that starting again that you need the strengh for and hopefully we all find that strength if we try hard enough xxjen have a great weekend alan

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  3. Your post was just what I needed to read. 🙂 After being unemployed for several years I was finally given the opportunity to work in a small store…I am a very nervous person and do not like being alone. I found out friday that I will have to open the store myself and work alone until the next shift comes in the afternoon…and some days I will be the afternoon shift and have to close at night alone. I have been thinking about this since friday and now I realize that if other people can do it than so can I! 🙂 It has made me feel a lot better…this is my mountain and I am going to climb it all the way to the top! 🙂 Thank you so much, Alan..have a special weekend. 🙂

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    1. I am so happy that a door has been opened for you. I hope and pray that you have the confidence in your new position that comes through in your writing. All the very best, Take care, Alan

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  4. Oops! I almost forgot! 🙂 My fav pix: 3rd in 3rd row, 3rd in 6th row and I would LOVE the bike in the 1st pix in 3rd row! 🙂

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  5. And sometimes you have to fall off the mountain… to realize what you’re climbing for and if it’s all that important to you afterall. This has happened to me a few times, and in all cases, I just started climbing again. It took me a while to realize that the greatest revenge is to accomplish what others say you cannot do.
    This was a very inspiring post!

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      1. Mostly these are things I find. I do occasional put things in that are mine. But I have always been the kind of person that sees flaws in what I do, not negatively but in a way to continue to improve every time. So I usually put pieces that I really wish I had done! 🙂 There is so much good work around. Take care Alan

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  6. Hi Alan. You are probably very busy but I noticed you haven’t posted in a few days and I just wanted you to know that you are missed. 🙂 Have a great weekend and blessings to you and your loved ones. 🙂

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  7. Just checking in on you and hoping that you and yours are doing well. Hope that you are able to sit back and relax with your feet up on the coffee table… we all have to rebel at some point. 🙂

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  8. Hoping all is well and you are taking it easy and relaxing as much as possible in the world we live in. Wishing you and your family a very special and Happy Easter. Take care and God bless.

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  9. My visit this morning is to bring to you some extra special Easter Greetings along with Best Wishes for a Happy Springtime too!

    Let the joy of Easter fill up your heart today and forever. Happy Easter!
    ….if you do not celebrate, enjoy this weekend just the same.

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