Epiphanies in the Mountain
A couple weekends ago, we took a day road trip back to the first place we had went shortly after meeting two years ago. This time it wasn't to get to know each other but to celebrate our anniversay. And, this time instead of looking down at the waterfall from atop the mountain wondering how everyone got down there, we were going to hike down over a mile and half to experience it for ourselves. Hence, another motivational post was written as soon as I reached bottom. These were my thoughts:
"You never know what you've accomplished or how much your hard work has paid off until you keep on moving ahead in life.
As I started down a really rocky and steep mountain, I feared I couldn't make it down and talked about backing out. Seeing all those people climbing back up with red hot faces who couldn't catch their breath intimidated me. But, I pushed myself anyways because I didn't want to let my other half down especially on our anniversary adventure. Once I made it most of the way down this beautiful mountain, I started doing some thinking and realized I was comparing myself to their journey...which is really symbolic in my own life. I actually made it down without a huff or a puff or a red face. My perseverence of working out and pushing myself had paid off, and I failed to give myself that credit. And, most importantly, I realized not to compare myself to others. What they do or cannot do is not a reflection on what I can do.
Another realization came to mind..you should continue to work/push yourself through life without giving up so to enjoy God's great blessings and beauties in life. At this time, it was a manificant natural water fall off the mountain where I was able to sit and enjoy for well over an hour and even captured a few yoga poses on top of the rocks over looking the pool. Then a loner guy sat next to us on a high cliff and rock as we were enjoying alone time together for our anniversary. Of course, he wanted to talk and I quickly realized how blessed I was to be able to share this really special moment with someone. And, I couldn't have asked for anyone better to."