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.

About Ryan Goodman (1037 Articles)
Ryan Goodman lives in Helena, Montana, but grew up on a family cattle ranch in Arkansas. He has spent the last several years learning about farming systems across the country, living in Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming and Tennessee. He is a proud Animal Science graduate of Oklahoma State University and has completed graduate level research at the University of Tennessee, focusing on beef cattle reproduction and nutrition. Ryan works with the Montana Stockgrowers Association and does speaking events across the country centered on agriculture advocacy for farmers and ranchers. Outside of advocacy, Ryan is a novice runner, with goals of accomplishing his first Half Marathon in 2015, and enjoys refueling with a good steak. #TeamBeef!

2 Comments on Thankful Thursday

  1. Great post…..and oh so true. :)


  2. Absolutely true. And cute dog. I definitely think there should be more dog posts. :)


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