Monday, December 15, 2014

Quote of the Week

 It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.  
- Edmund Hillary

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Born in 1919 in New Zealand, Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. He and a Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer were the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953.  After his climb, he held a life-long passion for helping the Sherpa through a trust that he founded.

The mountain is only a physical obstacle. In facing what life puts before us and persevering, we gain strength and confidence, ultimately overcoming our personal obstacles.


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6 comments:

  1. This is so true. Thanks for the reminder. Merry Christmas, Linda.

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  2. Hi Linda .. Sir Edmund Hillary definitely tore some barriers down .. and set examples for many. Cheers Hilary

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  3. As a child, I always wanted to believed that I was named after him .. to some extent. :)

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  4. Wise words and not just Sir Edmund Hillary's words...:~)

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    1. Thank you! I hope you're all ready for Christmas! Let the countdown begin.

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