I don’t know why I was born in the USA. I don’t know why I was born to a family so caring, with a legacy of Godliness and love. I don’t know why I’m able to pursue agriculture as a career. I don’t know why I was given my specific talents and gifts. I don’t know why I was given 3 daughters to raise. I don’t know why I was given a third chance at love. I don’t know why I was able to recover from the mistakes I made in life.
I do know one thing…
I am grateful.
And just maybe our job in life is not to figure out the WHY we were given what we are given, but to appreciate it, to use our God-given talents, to treat others as we expect to be treated, and to love your neighbor as yourself. This is what I’ve learned so far in my 35 years of life. My dad tells me I’ll be smarter once I’ve learned 40 years of life, and even smarter at 50. (I think that is his way of saying he’s still and always will be smarter than me.)
“There will always be a reason why you meet people in life. Either you need them to change your life or you’re the one that will change theirs.” Those that have crossed my path so far has changed my life, my perspective, my thinking, and my motivation. My hope is that I’ve changed yours, too.
Cheers to the next 35!