Right smack-dab in the middle of America, in the beautiful state of Kansas, there is a little town called Pretty Prairie. It is aptly named because, right now, it is surrounded by the most beautiful snow covered farmland and fields. Some years ago I was given the gift of working on a documentary film about a very special event which happens every year in that town of about 500 people. Those fine folks produce the biggest “Night Rodeo” in the state of Kansas and that is what the film is about. It is titled “Little Town-Big Rodeo.” While I was spending time, breaking bread, sharing and visiting with these genuine salt-of-the-earth Americans, I was reminded, again and again, of something that I have found in all of the great people that I have met in my blest life. They do whatever it takes to finish the job. Whether it’s a promise to a neighbor, commitment to their Country or staying on board a brahma bull, they do it. Like the rodeo champions, both cowboys and cowgirls that I have met, I can say that these folks are as tough as rawhide…
They were tough for sure but not a-one of them was mean.
May this be said of all of us throughout the year!
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