I sat with my back to the cliff we had just descended from, the beautiful waterfall to my left and two of my best friends to my right, and the sunshine reflecting off of the Pacific Ocean in front of me. It took some work to get to this very spot, and I thought to myself how crazy it was to go through the different terrain, all the nature surrounding us on the path that lead us here.
I found it to be very similar to what we overcome in, life.
On our hike, you’d find yourself walking on a flat surface, turn a corner and find a very rocky and uneven trail. To then find the relief of flat grounds again (whew).
During the hike my friend and I were wondering how our other friend made it appear so simple to walk along the same trail that we found exhausting and a little difficult at times. We’d wince at how our feet hurt, ohh ya know, just complaining. And here she was, getting through it, she felt the exact same way we did but took it in stride. She maintained a positive attitude, never complaining, and maintaining focus and she didn’t let it affect her.
It was a reminder that we can keep ourselves standing regardless of the treacherous paths, crossroads and obstacles we experience. Do your best to stay positive, keep your head up and push through, and don’t forget about those who are right by your side through it all.
It was such an accomplishment, we felt great, and it was all worth it! And one of the best parts of the day was that we did it, and we did it, together. We created a memory that I am very thankful for, and despite the hard moments during, it became one of the best feelings in the end.
No matter what we face, we cannot forget the hidden beauties in life.