he inspiration of the week came this week from a gentleman I met on the Kaysville garden tour.
He told me all the reasons he finds working in his yard relaxing and enjoyable, and I was inspired by his thoughts and intrigued as well, because they were so different from mine.
I’d always considered yard work to be rather hard work.
But for him, it was a time away from other concerns, a time out of doors and a time rewarded by the color and serenity that were the fruits of his labors.
His comments so inspired me that I worked in my yard this week. Something I hadn’t done for some weeks. OK, some months.
There is something nice about gardening. Immediate results, control, the feeling of accomplishment, that no one else is there to tell you that you did it wrong.
So yes, maybe it was in a little way kind of relaxing Р as long as I didn’t think about the complaints from my back and my wrist. And maybe it was enjoyable being outside С until the lightning and the downpour. But mostly beyond what it inspired me to do, maybe it was just plain inspiring to see someone who so thoroughly embraces work and finds it so completely rewarding.
Another inspiration from the week came in a chance encounter in Bountiful and the acquaintance of a young woman just home from military boot camp.
Yes, she said, in answer to my battery of questions, it was as hard as I’d heard it was. Yes, they broke you before they built you up. Yes, the last test meant going for days with little food and little sleep, carrying lots of weight for lots of miles to prove you were worthy of the weight of the responsibility of representing our country in its military.
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