..Mountains and Rivers…

You made it past the hurdle. Relief is one of those unequalled life experiences.

You’ve jumped over roadblocks, scaled mountains never to look back : what a refreshing feeling!

You’ve made it onto solid ground on the plain placing the mountain behind you…but guess what? Now you have rivers to cross! A different beast but a beast none the less. It seems that life throws curve balls everywhere we turn. Always one more river to cross.

This is the view of the pessimist. The basket is never empty.

Welcome to your life.

Who was it that said this would be easy? I have not read anywhere or gathered any knowledge along my journey stating that life is an easy road. When you find that piece of knowledge, please be sure to forward it so I can share it with the masses.

I’ve realized that the true test of character is how to stay and cope. After all, aren’t we in it to win it? I welcome challenges. This journey is a learning curve and the faster we adapt and move to the next phase is the better things we be. The majority of our moments will be happy when we shorten the ones through which we struggle. You’ve made it thus far so what is the big deal about crossing rivers? As in January’s post, sooner or later, one way or another, everything ends. Something else begins and lessons are learned.

Shorten that learning curve. Adapt.

So now I welcome challenges. I have overcome so many hurdles and crossed so many mountains that I’m anxious now to wade in the water. My life is built on experiences and at this point I am ready for anything. I have learned how to take on challenges head on with a minimized level of fear.

Even though there is one more river to cross, today I have one less mountain to climb. I’m pausing and celebrating the little triumphs.

Nina Simone said it best and we should say it every day:

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life…and I’m feeling good

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