Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wednesday French Inspiration --Rising to the Top


One of my favorite experiences in France was visiting Cassis.  We drove up to the summit of Cap Canaille.   The cliffs over look Cassis and the Mediterranean sea.  As you stand at the edge, there is no safety measures to keep you from swan diving or tripping to a sudden death.  Well, it would not be sudden; the fall would take a while.  But the beauty is overwhelming.  The distant landscape dwarfs you.  You become small, insignificant, and if you are my husband, slightly woozy.   At the same time, the view shares with you inspiration and hope. Standing at the top of the world, you have never felt so small; you have never felt so grand.

It made me think about the trials I have faced and will yet face in my life.  The distance and height that is still yet to travel to achieve the dream.  At times I definitely feel small and insignificant.  But as I look back over how much I have already accomplished I am inspired to go further, and I feel the power I have within me to live my dreams.

Rise to the top.
Conquer your goals.
  When you look back, enjoy the view.
Embrace the power within yourself.

6 Awesome Reactions:

Kristina P. said...

It sounds breathtaking. Great analogy.

Carolyn V. said...

Wow. It's just beautiful!

Dixie Mom said...

Thanks for the analogy...I was at a vista this evening enjoying a panoramic view and some similar thoughts came to my mind.
I honestly think this beautiful earth is such a gift and there are many lessons to be learned enjoying her beauty.

Jolene said...

Beautiful. Went through there on a train. Not a slow one. Glad you were able to take time and enjoy it.

Susan R. Mills said...

Very inspirational. Thanks!

Tamara said...

Beautiful picture & inspiration to go with it.