Mountaineering: Part II
Some people have become quite interested in the story I shared and have asked the question why this trip was one of my favourites. Some might find it odd to favour this trip when–for the most part–it was cold and uncomfortable. But for me, this trip was my favourite for two reasons. First, was the challenges, and second, the lessons learned through the experience.
This trip was challenging both physically and mentally, and it was through these challenges that I was really able to learn these lessons. The first was contentment. I was truly able to see the blessing we have of having a warm and dry house–which we so often take for granted. Another lesson learned during the trip was that my attitude should not be influenced by any situation. Our entire team was able to laugh and have a great time sitting in a cramped tarp shelter trying to keep warm. And for this I was thankful. The ability to have a good attitude in difficult situation is a decision that you have to make. The best part of this truth is that God is always with you, and gives you the strength to have that attitude and be a positive influence on the people around you. It is often the difficult times and the lessons that come out of an experience like this that have the greatest impact on one’s life and that is why I enjoyed this trip so much.