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The Steep Slopes of Life

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Cliffs of Moher, Ireland (by Tobias Helfrich)

Life is no smoothly paved road on which you simply walk from point A to point B with no worries. It’s an adventure.

It’s a journey of surprises; some good and some bad. And along that journey there are potholes, cliffs, ravines, jungles, forests, and steep slopes.

Sometimes you fall into a deep pit that seems impossible to get out of. And sometimes a steep slope surprises you along the path you originally drew out for yourself.

That destination – your goal, dream, and hopes – is still there. You just haven’t made it there yet.

So when you are at the bottom of a pit, or find yourself falling down a steep slope, look in the direction of your destination and remember why you took off for that journey in the first place.

Then pick yourself back up and keep moving.

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Our Tempests and Drizzles

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Shipping in a Tempest of a Rocky Coast

Our lives have weather systems of their own. And while there are days when we take shelter from the tempests that come crashing through, there are also those drizzles that remind us, after we survived those tempests, to always be prepared for whatever comes our way.

As you walk through your path in life, as you travel along your journey to whatever your destination – whatever your goal, dream, or aspiration – is, you will have to endure those harsh storms to see the magical beauty of the other side of those tempests. And, sometimes, when it all seems like sunshine and clear skies, there will be some delicate drizzles that shower you with a reminder that the road is still littered with potholes and perils.

But you will make it through those tempests of pain and sorrow, and you will smile through those light drizzles of minor problems and conflicts, and you will smile when you reach your destination – when you turn around and look at that long journey and those winding and cruel paths you crossed.

Overcoming the Walls in Life

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Brick Wall (by Oula Lehtinen)

We live our lives with goals and dreams somewhere in our conscience, only to find walls blocking the paths toward them.

These walls vary in height, and width. Sometimes a wall seems so high it blocks the sunlight that shines from our dreams and aspirations. Sometimes it is so wide that it will seem like forever to go around it.

The next wall can be a wall of steel, concrete, or bricks, and the idea of penetrating it or breaking it seems practically impossible.

And sometimes a high and wide wall may seem impenetrable, but beneath the façade, it’s just plaster and sheet-rock.

However high or wide those walls seem, whatever they are made of, you need to cross over to the other side to reach your destination.

Whether you have to go all the way around it, climb over it, or charge right through it, do whatever it takes to cross over the next wall and get to your destination.

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