Catching Up With Me

The Climb

The path is steep.

The summit is only imagined.

The obstacles obscure the view.

The approach was tiring.

The temptation was to quit.

The views were splendid.

The view from there will be glorious.

The effort will all have been worthwhile.

The imagination will be replaced.

The path back will reflect with pride.

The goal will have been achieved.

The watchword: Forward This Day..

There are summits in life that are worth the climb.

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Believing is important. Knowing is the goal.

I believe in me, my potential and my goals.

I love the phrase which says "God don't make no junk!"

But God only made one perfect.

God made me with potential.

The rest is up to me.

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The story is told of a distinguished man arriving at the pearly gates fully confident of a warm reception, and he was in fact well received.

It happened that when this tycoon of industry was entering through the gates a humble accountant from his firm was also entering.

Shown to his own mansion the tycoon noticed that the accountant's mansion was even more desirable than his own, and asked his guide to explain the difference.

His guide noted that while the tycoon had achieved his earthly goals of success almost unparalleled, the accountant had never stopped trying to achieve his own lofty goals of honesty, humility, and charity, adding that "You both have the same opportunities here."

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"Catching up with me" is simply that story applied to my life.

We each have unique blessings and potentials. What we do with our blessings as we strive to achieve our potential will be the measure of our own lives when they are weighed in the balance.

Looks can be deceiving.

Life's real achievements are not always apparent.
Life's real achievements are not always apparent. | Source
"Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home."
"Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home." | Source

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© 2015 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

The truth is....

Can you honestly say that you make an effort each day to move forward?

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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia

There is a wonderful message here Demas, great photos too. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.


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MsDora 21 months ago from The Caribbean

A message full of wisdom. Thanks for sharing this perspective.


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Perspycacious 21 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

MsDora - Life is sharing, isn't it? You completed the share by reading, and did something more when you also commented and scored this one. Thanks.


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FlourishAnyway 20 months ago from USA

Always forward! What a message you have here, and that photo! Nicely done.


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Perspycacious 20 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Jodah - When we each come right down to it, "forward" is the watchword and "this day" is the theme. What can we accomplish this day that moves us forward?

Thanks for being a Follower who actually follows when the opportunity is there.

Blessings on your day, Demas


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Perspycacious 20 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

FlourishAnyway - You are surely a night owl! Your comment was apparently made at or close to midnight.

There were three photos, and I am curious as to which one was the "that photo" which drew your comment?

"Forward this day!" That would make a good theme to put on our mirrors so we remind ourselves a few times each day. How about it?


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Ericdierker 20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

A good write worth keeping handy and reviewing from time to time. Forward it is!


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annart 20 months ago from SW England

A superb message for all of us. If we don't try, we can't succeed. When we do succeed, we are so pleased and ready to try all over again. That's what life's all about; making the most of what we have and trying every day to move forward in all ways.

Lovely!

Ann


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Akriti Mattu 20 months ago from Shimla, India

You nailed it here pal -

"I believe in me, my potential and my goals.

I love the phrase which says "God don't make no junk!"

But God only made one perfect.

God made me with potential.

The rest is up to me."

This hub sends across a great message :)


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aviannovice 20 months ago from Stillwater, OK

I could never have a gate in front of my house, as it will keep the four leggeds out.


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Perspycacious 16 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Ericdierker - You are right abut keeping this handy to review often, and I just did just that to remind myself that "good intentions without action are meaningless."


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Perspycacious 16 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

annart - To improve on an old adage: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again" If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again until you do." You are right. The more we strive, the more joyous is our success.


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Perspycacious 16 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Akriti Mattu - I am so thankful that just one month into your sojourn here you found this Hub and took your time to comment. I add my thanks now, and my especial thanks that a lovely maiden from India had joined my other Indian followers in the mutual sharing of our works here.


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Perspycacious 16 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

aviannovice - I agree, not even a gate at the back to keep them in.

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