ENDURANCE ILLUSTRATED PHOTOGRAPHICALLY
The hands of my late elderly aunt, Nyllis Gardner (Cape Cod, Massachusetts), were so crippled by arthritis I wondered how she could hold a spoon to eat. Yet she endured pain, struggling to hand-stitch many Barbie doll clothes that were sold at her church bazaar. She allowed me to photograph her hands during one of my visits.
Nature, too, can endure. It may be mid-September but some blooms refuse to accept that their season is done. There are yellow blooms on a forsythia bush near my local post office, and four crocus are blooming under my apple tree. And my morning glories produced their first blooms on September 14.
Finally, try driving across town on a tractor pulling a trailer. On May 10, 2014, a man passed through Laughlintown, Pennsylvania, traveling along the Lincoln Highway (Rt. 30). He was not only traveling across town, he was traveling across country, driving a tractor which was pulling a trailer. He endured the challenges to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior.
How much endurance do you have???? I know mine pales in light of the above examples.