Your 2014 State Council

Your 2014 State Council

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Something to Think About...

Something to Think About…

So, summer fun, the weekend, and plans with friends on a beautiful day after a long hard week are finally here!   You’re travelling down the back country road on your way to your friend’s house for a relaxing cook-out.  What a great way to spend the cool, summer night.  Your windows are down, your favorite song is playing, and you couldn’t be happier; but, all of the sudden, you find yourself stuck in a parade of cars slowly creeping along at 12 m.p.h. 

Now you’re frustrated!  You’re going to be late and you’re still going 12 m.p.h.  Finally everyone gets a chance to break free of the madness to pass the cause of the back road traffic jam.  As you drive past, you notice the farmer who has obviously been out all day long in the sweltering sun.  As you pass, you realize he was just going from one farm to another trying to do his job, which, by the way, is never done.  You remember something important and it hits you like a ton a bricks.  Only 2 percent of the American population is working to feed and clothe the American population and beyond.  You think about that incredible fact for a minute.  Only 2 percent of the United States population made all the food you are about to go and enjoy at the cook-out. 

So what can you do to help?  Well, I’m asking that when you find yourself stuck in that back road traffic jam, just be a bit more patient, smile, and wave as you pass the hard working farmer.  Hard as it may be, we need to try to do that because we don’t want to make an incredibly hard job any harder than it already is.

                        Thanks, from one of the 2% who missed his Memorial Day cook-out to make hay! 

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