Growing up on a cattle ranch taught me a lot about life, people, and God. Although I still have a lot to learn, I submit to you 10 life lessons gleaned from my ranch archives.
- Creation is God’s altar. Don’t forget to worship.
- God speaks in the storm as well as the breeze. Listen and learn.
- Don’t drink from the cattle trough, and don’t mess with the bull.
- A cow path is the shortest and easiest distance from here to there, but you’ll miss a lot of adventure if you follow the cow path.
- Never kick a cow chip on a hot day, and don’t throw one at your brother.
- Don’t make a pet of something you plan to eat.
- Avoid egg fights in the barn when dressed in your Sunday best.
- Don’t interfere with a critter if he isn’t bothering you.
- You can’t tell how good a man or watermelon is until they get thumped.
- Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
Any bits of life wisdom you’d like to share in the comment section below?
In Him together, Susan Gaddis