One man wrote history … his legacy lived on

Day 3: One man wrote history …. His legacy lived on!

It’s 9:00 and we are traveling to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. Was here in 2000 with Pat and Pam. I remember though it was cold, Pam climbed up all the way. When she came down, the tip of her nose was red …. Much like Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer!

Today when we climbed, it was not as cold as the first two days …. I met a 66-year-old man selling hot beverages up at the wall. Made me think about how different people cope with their lives. Fred, Joe and Ms Tay are both 65 …. All city dwellers … made me also think about being happy with what we have. Enjoying what we have. I saw a very interesting inscription on a climber’s bag …. Taking risks takes practice.

Yes, it’s true. It’s practice. But it’s also belief in myself. Frankly, I don’t know how I found the courage to keep going on …. I always felt an inner voice urging me on ….. That helping someone to fulfill their dream of writing their first book is so much part of me. Why? Could it be that I always felt telling stories was part of what everyone does … Could it be that communication is so crucial and we shouldn’t lose this. I don’t know. But I know that I felt a sense of wonder after I finished “Love. Live Dangerously. And Have Fun!”

And putting it into practice. It was so fun …. Skiing. Never thought I’d do it. Yes, fell a few times but I got up again. So is life. Don’t know how much discouragement I faced. I stopped counting but it had reinforced my belief that if finding the meaning in what I do is very crucial to how well I do it. It’s also about looking far ahead and knowing you will get there …. If you glide and step firmly. But to let yourself go and not look back. Because if you do, you tend to fall.