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My husband and I had put tile down in our basement. This was a bigger job then we ever imagined it would be. We had never done it before so we thought that it would be easier than it was. I learned some valuable lessons while doing this job. Here are the top five things I learned from tiling.

Patience. This job required a lot of patience. I don’t have a lot of patience with doing tedious jobs.   I also had to learn how to be patient with my husband. He had to teach me how to do this while he was learning himself. There were some bad points while doing it. At times I am sure my husband wanted to give up. I know that I did.

Asking for help. I have a really hard time asking for help from others. I don’t mind asking my family for help because in my heart I know that they don’t mind. I hate asking others outside of my family for help. I am very prideful and think that I can do anything without any help.

Perseverance.  I had to learn how to keep going even when I wanted to give up. There were times when we had worked on it for 10 hours that I had to keep going to get it done.  We were in it for the long haul and just had to get it done.

To work hard. I have never had a problem with hard work. But this was much more labor intensive then I ever thought it was going to be. I have never really done manual labor in my life so this was a new experience for me.

 Appreciation. I have a new-found appreciation for people who do these kinds of jobs for a living. I also appreciate the work when it was all done. It felt good to get the job done and now my basement looks awesome.

 

All these things can also be translated into my faith. I know that I have to be patient with others like how God has been patient with me. I know that I need to humble myself and ask God for help when I need it. I need to preserver when things get hard and I want to give up. I need to work hard at my faith to let it grow. I also need to appreciate all God has done for me. I learned a lot of good lessons while doing this.

 

God bless,

Dawn

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