I am not sure how many people out there would genuinely appreciate hard work, but it is something I have always appreciated. In elementary school, I loved homework and would happily spend hours completing it; meanwhile, my older brother would spend an average of 75% less time on similar work. I like being busy, working hard to accomplish a goal, and now that I am my own boss, I have found new meaning in my work. Each project, large or small, has a whole new level of pride associated with it, and while others might consider it hard work, I consider it creative, joyful, and rejuvenating. Today, I am grateful for this newfound sense of resolve in my work life.