It is a known fact that I don’t like texting, but that I also understand the value of using text messaging. I am not opposed to using the written word (obviously) and that proper writing is a problem texting. HOWEVER, in the past hour, I have dealt with several people VIA text messages. After the 6th one, I noticed that 5 out of the 6 had replied with the same final reply–THANKS. These weren’t necessarily goat people. These were all over 40 years old, business minded people–oil, ag, website, etc. It may be a generational deal, but it shouldn’t be. If a question is aked, then answered, there is nothing wrong with a proper reply of THANKS. And yes, I made sure that I replied with a proper THANKS. As I am still in the kid raising business, I will gladly trade purple banners for a kid that knows how to say thanks as well as give thanks. Tammy and I did right on the first one and we are liking what we see with the next one.
On that note, I am well aware that on any given day, I can act/sound like/actually be the most growly son-of-a—- that you can encounter. However, I make sure and give thanks and ask for help everyday. I can look & act mean ( most will tell you that I can back it up properly), but inside, I have good music rolling through my skull and that I actually think positive. It is hard to be in the ag business and kid business and NOT be positive. Otherwise, why do it? I don’t care who you are, or what your resume looks like, thanks is owed to somebody, somewhere.
Give Thanks, Say Thanks and be Thankful. Have a great day and a better tomorrow.
P.S. Remember when television newsfeeds would be labeled VIA Satellite. I’m getting old.