The Thanksgiving holiday is another reminder of the many reasons we have to be grateful. When we express our reasons for gratitude of the past year, it’s common around the dinner table to hear “family, love, health, happiness, home” and other exclamations particular to our personal relationships.
From a very young age I was taught about the value of hard work. I grew up on a ranch, so I learned to drive a tractor before I could reach the pedals (this story ends with a slight wreck, but we all survived). I learned to fix fence, stack hay and paint buildings.