It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Chapter 7, Page 13, Book 14


Life is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.

Author Unknown

A moun­tain rep­re­sents both a high point and a low point.  Even when climb­ing a mountain, there will be spots where you are going up, and then need to change direc­tion and go down in order to con­tinue to the peak.  Life Les­son: Life is like this.  There will be ups and there will be downs.  The impor­tant thing to remem­ber is that through it all, we remem­ber where we’re headed on our life jour­ney.  Have we thought about the peak we’re aim­ing for?

Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.

Harold B. Melchart

Depending on where you are there may or may not be a trail to fol­low.  Along the eas­ier parts of the moun­tain, those which are trav­eled reg­u­larly by many, trails are plen­ti­ful and in good con­di­tion.  The closer you get to the peak, or the far­ther away you get from places that are most pop­u­lar, the less likely you are to have an easy trail to follow.   Obstacles are out there in our lives.  And we’ll most cer­tainly encounter them as we go through life.  There will be times we stumble along the way in life.  

Today is your day! Your moun­tain is wait­ing. So… get on your way.

Dr. Seuss

The 8 Secrets of Mountain Climbing and Life

Plan carefully so you know what you’re getting into.
 Cheer yourselves on, admit it’s hard and congratulate yourself on how well you’re doing.
Stop to rest often and admire the view along the way.
Being part of a team of like minded people can make it more fun.
If you want to make it to the top you need to persevere.
If you concentrate on just taking one step after another, you’ll get there in the end,
The most important thing is to enjoy the process.
Drink plenty of water.

Let’s focus on enjoying our journey today, and not only on the final destination. Achieving goals is good, but having fun is important too.

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.

 Dr. Seuss


Hollie said...

So true!! Lots of wisdom in this entry!!

betty said...

I like the 8 secrets of mountain climbing and life. I haven't thought of life like a mountain, but it is so true. Lots of hard work sometimes to climb those peaks, but beautiful views once they are reached.

(I found out what a super moon was, something to do with the moon's gravitational force that causes higher than normal tides, so they were predicting 7 foot waves last night at high tide; we are supposed to have at least one more super moon in the next few months, I think they said September).


jack69 said...

Okay this one I will use and remember in a couple weeks when (It I am able) I will be climbing at least a hundred mountains in my 350mi quest of the mountains of New hampshire and Maine...
Thanks for the heads up and hints.....

Carol Z said...

So glad for another one! Getting back in the swing of being home. So happy to stop by and visit.

Rose said...

So true, I'm still climbing that mountain!


There is something to be said for a beautiful view.