It all started with a pile of rock
A BIG pile of rock! Twenty-one tons of rock.
I planned on moving that rock and spreading it out across the back of my house with the intention of having a level yard. In the future I will either cover it with dirt and low growing ground cover, or with gravel dust and then slate tiles for a nice patio.
I already have an area set for the new Chair Time location.
I am very excited about the prospects. It will be very nice either way, patio or ground cover.
I am moving the rock by hand. One shovel full at a time. One wagon load at a time. The hoe will be very well used.
It will take me approximately one week assuming I get to work. One week, assuming I don’t run into any interference.
Then I put the shovel down and went around the house to dump the load. When I returned, I sighted something interesting.
Apparently my flamboyance wanted to get in on the action.
They seemed to really want to help me. As you can see, they teamed up together to try to maneuver the shovel for me.
Needless to say, they were not successful.
But they sure gave it their best effort.
Twenty-one tons of rock is a lot to move, especially by hand. Some people would think it was not worth it. Some people would look at that pile of rock and become overwhelmed by the notion of moving it all.
Not me. I know that it is like eating the proverbial elephant, only instead of one bite at a time it is one shovel full at a time.
I not only have the ability to do this, I have the interest. I know the reward will be great and that keeps me going.
Apparently it was a little too much for this poor flamingo.
Oh, my poor little pesky pet. I thanked him for his good intentions and brought him over to see the pretty pink flowers. Pretty pink petals always perk up my pesky pink pets.
Today’s challenge: Remember when people are trying to help, especially kids, they may make work more challenging but it is their intention that you should appreciate. Also, when tasks seem too daunting to tackle, just take it one step at a time and be proud of how ever much you accomplish.