No matter how much is still to be done, no matter how long or overwhelming the list, no matter how daunting the tasks or how pressing the challenge, I refuse to back down. And while we’re on this subject… no matter how much water the cup still needs to be full, no matter how brown the grass can sometimes seem, no matter how dirty the house, or leaky the roof, or tired my body… I refuse to be without joy. The truth is, the grass IS green. The cup IS filled. We are blessed, incredibly. Each of us can find things to rejoice about: I and mine are healthy; we have a home; we have jobs, friends, family, transportation, resources at our fingertips. I am clothed and fed. I will not be negative. I am content, and full of joy. My heart rejoices!