How in the blink of an eye, everything you know can change.
There is so much in this life that we can’t control. Other people, animals, the weather. Equipment and inanimate objects. In fact, we can’t always control ourselves. Sometimes it makes me feel so small and helpless; like a little fish in a giant fish bowl full of piranhas with only one hiding spot.
I can’t stop my kids from getting so big so fast. And while it almost kills me knowing that they are growing up right in front of me, all I can do is hold on to the reins and enjoy the ride. Learning to let go, even with a four- and a two- year old, is incredibly difficult.
It hurts my heart to read the news day after day and see so many people facing tragedies and pain. From murders and terrorism, to the rancher that is moving a tractor to a new field one minute to being put in a medically induced coma that will forever change his life the next, life ain’t fair. Never has been, never will be.
I have been incredibly blessed in my years on this earth. I try not to take things for granted, but I know I do. We all do. We get complacent, and forget to show a little appreciation for all the little things we are given every day. Don’t forget to tip your hat to the guy upstairs once in a while.
I pray that your wells are always full and that you never split the seams of your favorite blue jeans. May you know the love of a great partner, a good horse, sweet little children, and a few crazy cow dogs. Keep a light hand on the reins; because the harder you pull, the rougher the ride gets. We can’t control this thing called life, so just do the best you can to be a good person to the ones you love.