Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Yeoldfurt sent this picture to me in email, I'm not sure where he got it. I had to crop the caption off the bottom of the picture because it was too small to read, but it said, 'Keep smiling big boy ...I got 8 seconds to kill and I'm all jacked up on Mountain Dew!'
That kind of encapsulates the meaning of the phrase 'cowboy up' that you hear these days. No matter what trials you're facing, no matter what seemingly insurmountable obstacles are in your path, you stand up, square your shoulders and forge ahead. Anything less and you're just guaranteeing your own demise.
There's a lot of doom and gloom in the news and in the blogs lately. Lord knows there's plenty of things to be worried about, but there are plenty of things to be grateful for as well. I think it's wise to keep an eye on the horizon and know what you're next challenge is going to be. I think it's important to prepare yourself and your family to ride out the hard times with as little discomfort as possible. But lets not forget that every day is a gift. When the going gets tough, the tough cowboy up!