9 Timeless Life Lessons Lessons Only Farm Kids Learned Growing Up

9 Timeless Life Lessons Lessons Only Farm Kids Learned Growing Up

And I'm not just talking about taking care of plants or animals.

Having grown up on a farm is something I wouldn't change for the world.Not everyone had the same childhood though, and they didn't learn all the things that I did. So here are nine things you know to be true if you grew up on a farm.

1. Just about anything can be fixed with twine, duct tape or WD40.

Who needs fancy mechanics or equipment when you've got some good ol' farm ingenuity

2. If it can't be fixed, call Dad or Grandpa.

When ingenuity doesn't work, ask the professionals.

3. Don't trust everything the weatherman says.

You might not see any rain coming today Mr. Weather Man but I can feel it.

4. Boots can go with any outfit.

From PJ pants for morning chores or a sundress for church, boots go with it all.

5. There isn't always time to stop for dinner.

Sometimes there's too much to do and too little time and stopping for a full meal isn't realistic.

6. But there's always time to stop for grace.

If there's time to eat, there's time to pray.

7. Everyone has a favorite brand.

Whether it be John Deere or Case IH, Chevy or Ford everyone has a side.

8. Plant and harvest are the most stressful times of year.

Don't even bother trying to plan anything else during these times of year.

9. No one else gets it unless they've lived it.

The only ones who get farm life, are the ones who've lived farm life.

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An Open Letter To Every Athlete On Their Senior Night

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened"

Dear Seniors,

For many of you, today was a day that you had always wished would come sooner, only to find that when the day arrived wishing for it to come was the last thing you truly ever wanted.

When stepping out onto the court or field or rink for the very last time today, take a moment to stand quietly and look out into the crowd, look to your teammates, to your coaches, and to your fellow seniors, and remember the way this made you feel, as this is a feeling you will remember for the rest of your life.

Today and every day moving forward will be filled with memories that will last you a lifetime.

Today is a day bound to be filled with endless amounts of tears, both happy and sad, so let it be. Let these feelings consume you, and serve as a reminder that no matter where you may go in life from this very moment, that you have made a family of your own. That you have changed the lives of others by just simply being in theirs.

That all the little things were really the big things, like the nicknames you had for your teammates, or your favorite song to sing in the locker room before a game. These things that never seemed to mean anything at the time are all the things that you will carry with you when you leave this place you call your home away from home.

On this day, years from now you will not remember the wins and losses of each season, but the people that took this journey with you and never let you look back.

The teammates that picked you up and carried you through the good and the bad of each day. The ones that taught you to see the good in all things. The ones who never let you live down the stupid things you did, mainly because they did them with you. And even the ones that you couldn't stand 99.9% percent of the time.

You will remember the coaches that pushed you and never let you give up.

You will remember all the times they yelled and made you run until you couldn't walk. The times that they depended on you to be the leaders we all knew you could be. But more than any of that, you will remember the opportunity they gave you to play the game you learned to love, the game that changed your life, the game that taught you more lessons about life, love and dedication than anything ever could.

On this day I ask you to remember a few things. I ask that you remember that the impact you have had on your teammates' lives is unmeasurable, never doubt that. The time you have spent dedicated to this sport that you love was never, EVER a waste of your time, because you are a better person because of it.

I ask you to remember that although the sadness you may hold in your heart overwhelms you, that you have found a part of you along this journey that will help you follow your dreams, whatever they may be.

Play your heart out today, and leave knowing you've given it all you've got just one last time. Leave knowing that you are one of the lucky ones. Remember the love, remember the defeat, remember the laughs and the tears, remember the battle wounds. Remember this feeling, always and forever.

Best of Luck,

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9 Reasons To Fall In Love With Fall All Over Again

Fall is arguably the prettiest season of them all. Of course, every season has its perks, but the reds and oranges of the leaves during fall are really something different.


I know a lot of you might be sad that summer is over, but I'm here to convince you that fall is actually the best season. I know, I know, beach weather is gone and school has started, I'm not so pleased about exams either. But there are so many great things about fall that are amazing and overpower any negatives that come with it! As soon as the temperatures started hitting the 60s, I started to feel the excitement inside me bubbling up. No more constant sweating, no more painful sunburn, just perfect crisp autumn weather all the time. Maybe I'm just a cold weather person, but I really think anyone can learn to love fall. If you're a die-hard summer-lover and fall-hater, give it a chance and you might be surprised. Bundle up, friends, it's finally fall!

1. Fall outfits

Argue with me all you want, but I personally love fall clothes more than any other season. Just think about the boots, the scarves, the hoodies, the flannels, the big comfy sweaters and so much more! During the winter, all your amazing outfits are covered by a big puffy coat, but during the fall, the temperature's just right where you can keep that big coat in your closet for a few more months. Also, if you're on the more fashionable side there are so many more options during fall! You can wear trench coats, maybe some shawls, and sweater dresses. But of course, I'm just excited for sweatshirt season.

2. Getting warm and cozy

Whoever heard of snuggling up under a blanket during the summer? Unless you crank the air conditioning all the way down, it's impossible. But as soon as it becomes fall, it's possible again! If you want to put on a hoodie and fuzzy socks and sit under a blanket with a hot cup of tea, you certainly can because it's no longer boiling hot outside.

3. Hot drinks

Iced coffee is great and all, but fall brings about the optimal season where you can start switching from your iced drinks to your hot drinks. Whether you stick to a cup of black coffee every morning or you splurge on pumpkin spice lattes whenever you can, there's just something special about a hot drink on a cold day.

4. The pretty colors

Fall is arguably the prettiest season of them all. Of course, every season has its perks, but the reds and oranges of the leaves during fall are really something different. These colors don't appear any other time of the year and it's such a nice change from the greens of spring and summer and the bare branches of winter.

5. The crisp autumn air

Everyone knows that feeling when you step out on a typical autumn day and breath in and it's almost like you can smell that it's fall. The air is just so crisp: not too cold, definitely not hot and humid, just right. It gets even better when you start to walk and you hear the leaves crunch under your shoes. Everything just falls into place and you feel more at peace.

6. Halloween

Halloween is such a fun holiday for all ages and the coming of fall tells you that it's right around the corner! You get to watch all the traditional Halloween movies of our childhood like Halloweentown and Twitches and eat all the candy you want without feeling bad. Dressing up is also one of the best parts for everyone, whether you go trick or treating on Halloween night or go to a party every night of Halloweekend.

7. Pumpkin spice... everything

Yes, pumpkin spice lattes are "basic" but they're so popular because people actually love them so much. Personally, I'm more of a normal latte type of person, but I definitely have a great appreciation for the occasional pumpkin spice latte. And it's not just lattes! There's pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin literally anything else that you can think of. You need to enjoy the pumpkin-ness while you can until fall ends and we have to wait until next year again.

8. Thanksgiving

Who doesn't love Thanksgiving food?? Thanksgiving is in a little over a month and I am more than ready for the turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potato, and 10 different types of pie. Of course, there's a lot more to Thanksgiving than the food. You get to spend time with your friends and family, maybe you have some Thanksgiving traditions that you do every year. Unless you're Chandler from "Friends," there's always something to look forward to.

9. The upcoming holiday season

As Thanksgiving passes, it signifies the start of nonstop Christmas music on the radio. Even though the holidays aren't technically in fall, the lead-up to the holidays is just as exciting. The days get colder, you start listening to the holiday Spotify playlists, the pretty red leaves start falling off completely, maybe it starts to snow too. Everything in this list gets amplified: you start wearing comfier and warmer clothes, you drink hot drinks more frequently, the air gets crisper. So if you really hate fall that much and I haven't been successful in convincing you, at least you have winter to look forward to! And if you just dislike cold weather altogether, don't worry spring is only 150 days away!

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