Wednesday, April 17, 2013
oh, for the love of beef
Life has thrown me a couple of curve balls the last couple weeks, leaving me a little stressed. Possibly the most troubling thing about life's curve balls are that they leave you thinking me, me, me. However, once you are able to get up dust yourself off and lift your head up to realize there are so many other people needing more thought and prayer than me, me, me.
I would find it hard to believe that anyone has not been touched in one way or another by the Boston Marathon tragedy. It is becoming harder and harder to understand these acts of terrorism. I don't pretend to understand what it might take to train for a marathon and maybe taking my spare money and vacation time to travel to Boston to run the marathon, all to be a victim of senseless violence.
We were sitting in an Ohio Cattlemen's Board meeting with the accountant last week going over the yearly financials when the line item for the Beef Team came up. The accountant paused looked around the room and said "so you guys run?" There was an even longer pause (as people looked around the room of beef producers, wondering do we look like runners, does this guy really think we run) until Bill Sexton laughed and said no "we pay people to run for us". Laughter erupted around the room.
When my life gets stressful, I often like to honor others. Tonight I honor Team BEEF USA , especially those of you who ran in the Boston Marathon on behalf of beef producers.