The past couple of weeks, I have learned some life lessons. Some I have known for a while but needed to hear again. Some that are new but needed to be learned. Some that are hard and while they may not be something I wanted to learn, I learned them anyway.
Slow down and take the time to enjoy the things around you.
Okay, we all know I have shared this plenty of times. However, God sent me a reminder to slow down when I reached down to pick something up out of a bag and my back pretty much gave out. Needless to say, two days in bed makes you realize that sometimes the things we think are so important at the time really are not that important. I know we all have deadlines to meet, projects to turn in, work that needs to be done, but don’t forget to take some time for yourself.
Sometimes even when you love someone, the best thing to do is walk away.
Relationships can be tough and when I say relationships, I mean all relationships. The relationship with your siblings, your parents, your significant other, your friends and family. I have learned that communication is key, but Trust, you can’t get anywhere without trust. I know that in the grand scheme of things, relationships shouldn’t be hard. They should be fun and happy. I mean you only get one life, right? Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how much you care about someone, the only way to fix things is to walk away, pray, and let the Big Man upstairs do his thing.
Do whatever it is that brings joy into your life.
I know that if I am not happy, then it not only affects everything else going on in my life but Mattie’s too. Life is too short to be unhappy all the time. Be joyful. Find your purpose, find something that brings you joy and do that. Yes, there are going to be people that may not quite understand but if they are that important to you, they will stay around regardless.
Always have a good pair of mud boots to work in
You never know when your phone might ring and you may get that chance to go work cattle or go hunting. Always make sure you have a good pair of “work” boots ready for any occasion. I failed at this last weekend, but my sweet friend helped me out and I survived the day. It was my first time actually getting out there and working cattle and I must say, I just fell in love even more.
Make sure you have at least one goal in life and work towards that goal
Sometimes we get lost in the hustle and bustle and lose sight of what we are really working for. Make a goal, even if it is only one and work towards that goal. My big-time goal, that I wake up every morning and think about? I want a house on a hill with a wrap around porch so I can sit out and watch my cattle grazing. I realized that I am not getting any younger, after my weekly chiropractor visits, and I need to start working harder towards this goal. On a positive note, I only have about a year left of graduate school and most of all my classes are online, so if you are in the market for a full-time employee, let me know!
We all know that life can be hard at times, just learn to look at all the positive things and suddenly life may not really seem that hard.
As always share some love, we could all use a little more love.