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Over, Around, or Through

01/06/2021 4:52 PM | Pete Vanderpool (Administrator)

Rock climbing, both inside and out, has become popular. Growing up on the rock-bound coast of Maine, I enjoyed climbing over, around and even under the rock formations. The lot lines in that area were defined in many places by a stonewall, created as the farmers plowed the land and uncovered stones, placing them on the edges of their property. The rocks were a nuisance where nature had placed them, but ultimately useful as markers when re-placed by the land owner.

Today the rock walls serve as a metaphor for obstructions. You hear people say, “I’ve hit the wall”. You know what they mean -- things have gotten out of hand.

When was the last time you found yourself in this situation? Are you a first responder who has been busy for the last eighteen hours straight, six days in a row? Or a hospital worker dealing with the pandemic for the last eighteen days with no break, putting in unimaginable numbers of hours? Or a mom dealing with a family member with a serious condition that, although being treated, doesn’t seem to be responding well?

Please share your thoughts on this blog post. I’d love to hear from you. I’ll bet you have some uplifting thoughts to share for the inspiration of others.

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