It’s arduous: We’re driving up the mountain to go hiking, and my youngest tells us all how much she loves chugging uphill in the car.

“It’s because the uphills mean the downhills later.”

She knows it’s a fast, twisty thrill ride downhill. The arduous task affords us all the ease and joy later.

There’s something true in it all; the uphill battle rewards you with a thrill ride down. It’s just how it works.

I consider all the hard things–the strenuous labor of life–that, if we just persevere on the uphills, we get the downhills later.

Keep on with the arduous. You’ll crest soon and enjoy the downhill. 

The downhills are coming!

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