The reward of a thing well done is having done it. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every summer when it’s time to take a couple of weeks away from our business, my choice is here beside the Clutha River in Albertown, New Zealand. This is my favorite spot for quiet respite –my idea of the perfect reward.
The first week, I sit beside the rumbling water for hours just reading in the warmth of the sun.
The second week, I am ready to do a few things.
The big effort for the week is to climb Mt Iron.
The satisfaction and reward is definitely in doing the climb.
Well, ok, I must admit: the view at the top is spectacularly rewarding, too.
There are beautiful mountain-bike and hiking trails.
And if we have been extra good…you know really deserving…
we might even be rewarded by seeing a rainbow.
Yeah, I know, it’s not really a reward but sitting there staring at it, it kind of feels like one.
I have to share this photo from the challenge: