I like fardel. It's a nice old word (1300), used in Hamlet's soliloquy ("Who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life;"). Mostly it means a bundle or burden; as a verb it means to divide into fardels, as to divide a camel's load into two parts for balance. But mostly I like it because it makes such a satisfying curse: "Oh, fardels!"
Life is just a chance to grow a soul.