Beautiful rain has graced the hillsides on a more regular basis so far this winter. This has given Connie some time to read. One of the short articles from Directions – the National Junior Angus Association Newsletter, Fall 2016 – written by Macy Perry caught Connie’s eye and she wants to pass it on . . .
Today Matters Life-man, does it go by fast. I mean, you never really realize how fast time goes until it’s gone and you can’t get it back.. …Recently, I’ve thought extensively about a motivation book I’ve been reading for my horse judging team…titled Today Matters by John C. Maxwell. Maxwell really digs deep in how important today is and how to make the most of what you are doing in the present. Maxwell outlines 12 different areas as keys to success, which include attitude, priorities, health, family, thinking, commitment, finances, faith, relationships, generosity, values and growth…..”though you cannot go back and make a brand-new start, my friend, you can start now, and make a brand-new end, it reads.
We can’t change what has happened in our past, but that’s not the case with our future. To change the future, you must start today. If you make a commitment to a goal you want to achieve, start now and stick with it. It doesn’t matter if you’ve failed in the past.
“Anything worth having is going to be a struggle. Commitment doesn’t come easy but when you’re fighting for something you believe in, the struggle is worth it,” writes Maxwell. Keep this mind when you question your goal and what you are doing today.
Take this advice from Maxwell and his book and don’t let your life pass you by. “Time is the most valuable coin in your life. You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent. Be careful that you do not let other people spend it for you. Follow your passions, chase after you goals, and never forget what’s most important to you. We all only have so much time in our lives so make today matter.
Rain makes the hills green and supplies the livestock with food. So with the Grieb Ranch hills covered with beautiful green grass Connie also read the book “Every Child Every Nation Every Day” by Robert J. Morgan.
The Grieb Ranch wants to take Reese Kaufmans advice: “He advocates plunging into each day with an attitude of adventure, for Jesus promised us life more abundant.” (John 10:10B).