Later this month we are going to climb Mt Fuji, gulp! It is one of our son-in-law’s bucket list items. We have been planning and saving for the trip for over a year and soon we leave for the adventure. I would have always thought about doing it, but may never have acted unless we made him a promise. As their five year anniversary gift we are taking them to Japan. I asked if there was anything in particular he wanted to do while we were there, and he said climb Fujisan! So the adventure began. 

Some people told us we were crazy. Why climb? Isn’t there another way to see the top…some people asked? Don’t you think you are a little old to be climbing mountains? Are you going to be able to keep up? What happens if you get hurt? Hey why not just admire it from afar? All these same things ran through our heads, yet we made a promise and a commitment. Fear can preventyou  for doing anything. But our love for our children is stronger than fear…so soon we climb. 

There will always be people who tell you all the reasons why you can’t do something. There are people who feel the need to provide the practical things in case you were not aware. Then there are the people whose eyes fly wide open and gasp in delight! Fujisan, that’s amazing…tell me all about it. These are the people we want to be around. They are the dreamers and believers of this world. Being around these people uplifts your soul and reminds you that you can do anything if you really want to. 

Are there dangers in life, absolutely. Might we encounter challenges along the climb, probably. Will we get tired and crabby and be sore and want to quit, you can bet on it. What keeps me moving forward is the moment our son-in-law reaches the summit and gazes upon sunrise. One item off his bucket list…many more to go. 

The climb is always hard to reach your goal, always! If it were easy everyone would do it. So hang out with the dreamers and believers and set your course. You will never imgaine the things you will see and accomplish once you let go. 

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