Friday, July 18, 2014

Day 189, July 18

I set a goal to walk a nearby hill every day.  Sometimes I made it, sometimes not.

What I noticed, though, is that the more I walk it (albeit huffing and puffing), the easier it became.  That is not to say that it's easy.  I still huff and puff.  But I'm not huffing and puffing as much as I once did.

It reminded me of President Grant's quote:  "That which we persist in doing becomes easier; not that the nature of the thing itself has changed, but that our ability to do it has increased."

My ability (miniscule) as it is to walk the hill has increased.  With each step, each breath I took, the task became a little bit easier.

Joy for today:  taking steps, taking breaths.


  1. And I think your desire to do it each day, and to improve has also increased. I think as we move forward in anything our desire deepens for that. Of course the opposite is also true. As we move backward, choose negativity, choose sin, etc. we desire that more and it is easier to desire more and go backward faster.

  2. How true this is Mom. I recently gave up drinking soda and while it was very hard at first, each day it gets a little bit easier.