The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,400 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 57 trips to carry that many people.
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One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.
On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, ‘How was the trip?’
‘It was great, Dad.’
‘Did you see how poor people live?’ the father asked.
‘Oh yeah,’ said the son.
‘So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?’ asked the father.
The son answered:
‘I saw that we have one dog and they had four.
We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.’
The boy’s father was speechless.
Then his son added, ‘Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.’
Isn’t perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don’t have.
Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!
Pass this on to friends and acquaintances and help them refresh their perspective and appreciation.
‘Life is too short and friends are too few.’
I am sharing the Code of the west that I live by o Matt Pizzolato’s Blog today. Stop by and see why I live by the Code of the West.
Although no written rules ever existed, the pioneers and settlers who went west found one common ground, how they lived their lives from day to day. With little or no laws in the west for a man to follow, they were forced to make their own set of guidelines, a code of the west, as it was first called in Zane Grey’s 1934 novel The Code of the West……..Read More at The Western Wordslinger.
Categories: Cowboy Code, Current Events, Rodeo, Western, Writing, Writing Technique
Tags: american cowboy, American Heritage, American History, American West, Cowboy, cowboys code, Lara, old west, Rodeo Dayz, the code of the west, Westen, Western Heritage, Wild West. Western Books
Today on J.J. Devine’s Blog, I show the romantic side of my western writing, and the romanticism that I have for the west.
The sun rises over the Rockies, and touches your face. You long for it, closing your eyes, you suck a deep breath of dusty, sandy air deep into your lungs, and for a moment it feels like heaven. You sit waiting patiently over crackling fire for the taste of hot and steaming coffee. When the fire extinguishes, you roll up your bedroll, and tuck it neatly into the rear of your saddle. You climb up and give your only friend a soft jab to his sides, forcing him to trot off over the rolling hills looking for a freedom not yet found………Read more at Defining J.J. Devine.weebly
Categories: Cowboy Code, Romance, Western, Writing, Writing Technique
Tags: books, Cowboy Romance, Ebooks, J.J Devine, Laramie's Code, old west, Romancing the west, romantic side, west, western, Western books, Western Romance, Western writers
Today begins my blog book tour, visit krpooler.com as I share the heart of a Cowboy.
My Last Bronc Ride at Double M Rodeo in 2007
I was recently asked what makes me who I am, what is instilled inside my heart? And why did I choose the life I have, and I must tell you from the beginning that it isn’t what I chose to do, or what led me to it at all. It simply chose me; I was born with it inside of me, a fire of burning ember that continues to burn, more and more every day.
As a teenager, I discovered rodeo and found that if I took just one chance, just one ride, I would know for sure, but at the time I had no idea what was in store for me. To look back, I would have not changed a thing;……………..Read More at krpooler.com
For more information on my book blog tour please visit https://shotgunborivers.com/book-tour/
Categories: Cowboy Code, Rodeo, Western, Writing, Writing Technique
Tags: Blog tour, book tour, bronc riding, Bull Riding, Cowboy, Cowboy Code, Heart of a Cowboy, Hope, Journey, Kathleen Pooler, Krpooler, Laramie's Code, Memoir, Memoir writing, My Gutsy Story, rodeo, rodeo cowboy prayer, Rodeo Dayz, Sonia Marsh, Spirit of a cowboy