This past week has been quite busy here at the ranch. For the first two days of the week, we were trimming feet with our farrier, mentor and teacher Tommy Kilgore. Then a day later, our veterinarian Dr. Bob Genovese came out to assess a few horses with injuries and inject a few others who needed a little joint support. In each experience, the learning was challenging and the focus needed was at a very high level.

I frequently remind myself that there is blessing in the challenge. When the learning is steep, when master knowledge fails to be understood and when doubt filters in that your mind just can’t get it, I have learned to stand and then keep walking.

There are always gates, doors, fences we need to crawl under or walk through. But there is also always a choice as to whether we will walk through or turn and run. But if we do walk through, there is the blessing of building confidence and character and by God’s grace, given another day to start all over again.

The gift is in the learning. We are richly blessed at McGinnis to be given countless opportunities to learn and grow.

Here is to your own learning wherever you may be.