We are getting back into the swing of things after our big livestock show season has come to an end. Now we are getting set to breed the sows and gilts for next year’s show season.
We are back riding the horses as we can, when it isn’t raining. When it is super sloppy & too muddy, we load up and head to the covered practice pen. I’m excited for both Owen and Landry because they are ready to start the season.
It’s been on my mind that we have a lot of hostility in our society. We seem to have forgotten patience, gentleness, kindness, and consideration of others. Everyone wants what they want, and they want it NOW. Regardless of how anyone else feels or is affected.
We have to remember to be kind. We have to remember to be patient. We have to remember to be gentle with one another.
I know people who are going through severe sickness, people watching their children suffer through terminal illnesses, people who are having a terrible day at work, people who don’t know how they will pay their bills. When you meet these people, they look just like everyone else. That’s because everyone is struggling through something.
Don’t forget that everyone you meet is fighting a battle of some sort. Don’t be another battlefield that they have to fight through. Be the red cross tent where they can get a little refreshment and encouragement.
“Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.”
Proverbs 12:25 NIV
“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
Proverbs 15:1 NIV
Let’s remember to be the kind and gentle voice in our world, even when we are the only one. That may be the most important part of someone’s day.
I also signed up today for a veterinary chiropractor course. This will last 5 months with online portions and hands-on labs. I’m very excited to learn some new therapy!