Yea, I read the "Top 5 Things You Hate About This Business" Thread. Not bashing it, or anyone at all, there's certainly a lot of crap we have to deal with. I'm young yet, and I'm sure a lot of you guys have it way worse than I do. We can talk all day about who hates insurance, price shoppers, low ballers and late payers the most. But with spring in sight I find myself getting more an more excited about the joy and prospects the coming year has too offer, and then when I come on to LawnSite to drool over pictures of beautiful sunny landscape jobs, shiny trucks and mowers, and look for cool and new ideas and I end up reading and being reminded of things I'm already reminded of far too often. I don't really want to hear about "THE INDUSTRY", generalizations, though they may be true, whatever. It's been covered. I want to hear about what brings you the most joy in YOUR business. What you've worked for or relationships, systems that you've created, tools you love usings, jobs you love doing, ways of doing things that are icing on the cake that make this the reason you get out of bed in the morning. I hope I don't get bashed for this, I just want to know what makes you guys have enough great days to want to do this with your short time on earth. 1. I love being outside all day. Rain doesn't bother me so much in general, sure it can get aggravating when it messes up your scheduling, but what can ya do about it? I love being around plants, trees, digging in the dirt, making things beautiful. 2. Customers who appreciate your work. The change it makes in their day, the smile on their face when you put the care and effort into their home to make it a little bit more like paradise. The occasional compliment from someone who knows what they're talking about and whose opinion you respect. 3. Chainsaws. I love playing with chainsaws. Love clearing brush, spending time in the woods, cutting down trees, the smell of a freshly cut cherry or oak, and the way a nice fresh chain cuts. Same goes for the first cut you get with sharp mower blades. 4. Mulching grass. I love side discharging, going down a long stretch of grass, wide open, or at least moving along pretty quick, not leaving any clumps. Feeling the sun and fresh breeze in your face, the smell of grass and thinking "They call this work." Not to say a lot of what I do isn't work, but I don't care who you are, on the right lawns, zero turns are fun. 5. My truck. When I was a little kid I'd always be drawing pictures of plow trucks. I loved going out to plow snow with my dad. I thought it was awesome that a truck could move all that snow. I love 4x4 vehicles, and though I miss my Jeepin' days, I love my truck, pushing snow, hauling logs out of the woods, and pulling my heavy trailers with ease. What are your favorite things about YOUR business?