Monday, July 25, 2011

A Good Reminder...

I must admit...this past week was just about all I could take!

Yes, I am a fair weather fan...I complain when it's too cold!  I complain when it's too hot!

This thermometer hangs outside our shop door...

We saw record breaking temps like this for at least four days this past week.  And this is what Jim and Eric and my nephew were doing on Saturday morning...

I will admit...I was feeling pretty sorry for us; having to work outside in the miserable humidity when others could be inside in the air conditioning, staying cool and comfortable. 

And then I read the status of one of my facebook friends...

"What if we woke up, with only that for which we were thankful for yesterday?"

Was I thankful for the electricity that runs the fans that keep the cows cool?
Was I thankful for the way the cows hung in there in the heat?
Was I thankful for the shower I could take when I was finished working...and the air-conditioned bedroom that I could hibernate to for a while?
Was I thankful for those loads of beautiful hay that Jim baled?
Was I thankful that our kids were happy to have cousins visiting?
Was I thankful that we are healthy and well fed?

And the list goes on...

Do I enjoy being hot and sticky and smelly and dirty any more than I did before I read that?  NO! 

But was I reminded to be thankful for the blessings that we have in the midst of all that?  YES!


  1. Truly a great reminder to be thankful for the plethora of comforts that we have.

  2. Very good.....thank you for the reminder!

  3. Oh I always feel bad for the animals when there is any kind of inclimate weather (rain, hail, freezing cold--warm although we don't get that too much) Very often in the winter I feel guilty I can go inside the house for warmth and they have to stay out...

  4. Ha! Great post! And yes were thankful too that our girls hang in there, although they sure dropped a lot in milk!

    Thanks for the reminder!

  5. Being thankful for our blessings is such a powerful act of honoring God. It brings its own blessing to our heart and mind! Thanks for sharing.

  6. I'm thankful we have, hot summers and cold, cold winters. And I'm thankful for this glorious morning...what a gift! ...Rhoda

  7. Does the heat affect the milk yield? Just wondering.

  8. Window on the Prairie...yes, the heat does affect the milk yield. The first few days weren't so bad, but after the heat hung around, our cows dropped about 5 lbs. per cow, per day. It takes a while to bring those numbers back up again too. Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Good post! You're the 2nd blogger I've read looking on the bright side of all the heat.

  10. I know what you mean about the heat. It's hard to be thankful for the many blessings our Lord Jesus gives us, when we are suffering. But if we just open our eyes, there is truly so much to be thankful for!
    The Lord Jesus is so Good!
    Thanks for sharing.

  11. What a wonderful reminder to ALL of us! This heat shall pass...


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