A friend of mine took this lovely picture of a sunset. He said this about it: “My payoff when I run to the top of this hill.” Because he is an avid exercise person, I knew exactly what he meant. Making it to the top of a hill is hard. It’s hard if you are a runner, a walker, a jogger or a bicyclist.
Getting to the top of a hill emotionally is also hard. But that’s what you must do when you hit bottom. Like most people, I have had the experience of hitting bottom many times over the years. It’s not a good place to be, and struggling to get yourself back up can be just as difficult.
My friend says that when you see that sunset on the hilltop, it’s worth it.
It’s also worth it when you can leave your rock-bottom existence and start the journey to the top where you feel stronger within yourself and more content with your life. So here’s to hilltops and sunsets of the soul!
(Photo by David Bazzel)