Day 12

September 7th, 2014

Burden“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” ~ Franklin Roosevelt. How many times have you tackled something unsure as to whether or not you can complete it? I haven’t taken on that challenge nearly as often as I should have. It’s that faith thing that I’ve been talking about. However, some of the challenges that I have taken on were so rewarding when it was over. One example that comes to mind, I remember many years ago hanging wallpaper on an accent wall. Something that would have taken someone else two or three hours to accomplish, took me and my partner-in-crime all night. After hanging the wallpaper and taking it down a couple times, I ended up with a beautiful accent wall. The joy of completion and accomplishment erased all of the frustrating hours that led up to completion. Today my joy lies in pressing on even when the task appears to be insurmountable.