Thankful Thursday

Reached 114* (heat index of 122*) in Little Rock yesterday. That sets the all-time historic high temperature for the city. We started this morning out at 86 which sets an all-time record warm low temperature. Is any one else crying mercy?

I was in the hot, over-heating tractor, and the air conditioner wasn’t working well. Things are going rough on the job front. But it’s okay. I’m looking toward the future, being thankful for what I have, and wondering what God has in store for me.

…But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus — Philippians 3:13-14

It’s pretty easy to get wrapped up in everything I don’t have, but sometimes I forget what I do have. I have my family that wants the best for me, friends that will listen to my complaints, a good horse (or 3), a dog to keep me company (and test my patience), and hope for an eternal home where there will be good horses to ride.

So while I’m baking in the heat, I think back to this past winter when it was a full 110* cooler. A lil snow right now wouldn’t be too bad. Stay cool and hydrated out there. And be Thankful for that you have.

Ryan Goodman works in grassroots advocacy with beef cattle farmers and ranchers across the United States. He is a proud alumnus of Oklahoma State University, with studies focusing on cattle reproduction and nutrition. Ryans
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