Papa, Cade and Kason. We learn everyday
empathy from Papa.
Empathy and Ranching
The dictionary definition
of empathy is:
1.understanding of another's feelings: the ability to
identify with and understand somebody else's feelings or difficulties
2.attribution of feelings to an object: the transfer of
somebody's own feelings and emotions to an object such as a painting
We all need to take care of God's country
and it will take care of us.
Empathy and Ranching……….Do they have anything in common?How can I show more empathy?
Cade and Papa. These two care so much about
each other, it is amazing to me. I would like to be
more like them.
Reata & Sawyer. Friends are so important.
Showing your friends that you care, goes a long
To me, empathy is something that we should practice every
day. Empathy is nurturing, loving,
caring, relating, understanding, and communicating. Empathy can be taught.
Ranching to me is an example of empathy.365 days of the year, every animal on our
ranch needs care and nurturing.Our
animals depend on us.We take it seriously.
My cowboy is one person that shows empathy every day.He works very hard in making sure all the
animals on our ranch have their needs met every day.He is known for eating one meal a day.We have been calving, and it is more
important to him to make sure that the mama cows and their babies have all
their needs met. He also works part time at a feedlot.I have a lot of respect for people that work
at feedlots.Working long hours and in
the elements, they get their jobs done with the reward of knowing that they
took care of the cattle to their best abilities.
This is mom and Kason. She taught empathy to me.
I am very thankful that I know the importantance of empathy. My parents showed me empathy the day
that they adopted me from an orphanage.I can never repay the debt that I owe them, but I feel like I can pass on
the love, care, nurturing, communication and understanding to my friends, and to
If you count, you will see 3 Calf Heads
Cody saved these 3 calves from being frozen.
They are all alive today!
Ranchers tend to their animals and their land with love,
care and understanding. Whether you have to feed it, or it is a sick calf that needs
medication, or a horse that needs his feet trimmed, ranchers put their own needs second. Ranching is loving your life and making decisions
to better the land and use resources that God has given us to produce a
wholesome, nutritious product that we can be proud of.
Branding Time. A time to listen, a time
to show you care, a time all the
neighbors get together to talk. Branding is
my favorite time of year.
We all depend on agriculture and agriculture depends on
us.I believe that it takes special
people to raise crops and animals. I have been talking a lot lately to a few of
my friends about empathy.We have agreed
that to some people empathy is natural, and some people have to learn
empathy.Empathy is so important to me
that I encourage my children to show empathy toward their classmates, their
team mates, and their family every day. I encourage you to show empathy every
day. Listen when a friend needs an ear,
give a hand, be honest, communicate, show respect, and understand that we are
not all perfect.A little empathy goes a
Branding 2013. These two Cowboys have
seen the good and the bad of ranching.
I asked them if they would do anything else different, they
both replied, "Maybe a discussion or two, but not our life style."
I would like to become a better person everyday.