Friday, March 31, 2017
A disciplined way of life
Growing up on a farm, taught you discipline.
It took real commitment and hard work to graduate .
Farming was one occupation you could feel self worth and independence while getting your training.
Farming did tie you down and you had to dig in, to last at it.
You had to report to work everyday, sick or not .
Which separated a lot of people from trying.
Family's who chose that way of life had closeness and loyalty .
My engagement with discipline started When I got home from school each day.
After you changed your school cloths, there were chores to do, (yes) believe it or not, children had chores to do on the farm and it started early in your life.
After your chores were done, it was off to working in the fields or what ever else was on dads agenda of things to do.
Dad was famous for his one liner on discipline "Hard work on the farm was good for you and taught you the worth of things, young or old, and it never hurt anyone."
Might hurt your feeling a little bit, he would always say ,but you'd get over it .
As long as I worked on the farm, I never proved him wrong on that one.
But I did question the wisdom behind it a few times.
A disciplined way of life on the farm hasn't changed much over the years .
If discipline-ship in your life is what you need.
Farming is a good way to get it.
Farming taught you, love discipline and respect for your fellowman.
And taught you appreciation for the many farmers who supply our food chain through out our country everyday.
Something many farmers find missing today.
Until next time, God Bless.
My Meditations by, Coleman