There is a weariness in work well done that is its own poignant reward for extensive labour. Sacrifice is softened, frustration forgotten in the glow of "You did a really good job on this."
Moving beyond relief to satisfaction, the affirmations are my reward:
"You bring good words to life,"or from the one who said with incredulity:
"You've given us more input than we've ever had before"and from the man in charge:
"You need to know that you are doing a great job and I for one am grateful for your willingness to take this on."
Ahh, the glow in my face over the weekend may not be just from the late summer sun....