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May 3, 2017

Sometimes we just need to get an attitude adjustment. And it is good to get one before something forces one on us.

I read about a preacher going to visit a woman named Judy who was dying of cancer. Judy told the preacher, “You know, before I got cancer I used to think what was important was a clean house, great looking clothes, and always having my hair fixed. But what is important for me now is spending time with God and my family.”

We need to be reminded what is really important.

Monica Ronne and I were visiting about the Iron Thunder Five State Motorcycle Run that is coming up. Monica and her husband, Shawn, volunteer for the Outback on Friday evening and for the run on Saturday. She told me last week that it was nine years ago when Iron Thunder helped buy their son Austin’s wheelchair.

We need to remember those who have been there for us and for our friends. We need to step up when they need help. Whether it is Pink Heals, Panhandle Partners, Rotary, Lions Club, Iron Thunder, or whomever … if they’ve helped someone we love then we need to pitch in for them.
They are some of the people who are important.

My hope is that you take some time during this Pioneer Days and spend it with someone who is important. Whether you go to the Rotary BBQ, watch the parade, take a tot to the carnival, attend the rodeo, or walk through the Mercantile, may you have that time to enjoy and share.

And if you’re not one of the hundreds who work to make Pioneer Days happen, take a moment to thank someone who does. We are so lucky to have such a fantastic event here to enjoy, of that I am certain.

“There is only one thing about which I can be certain,” said author Somerset Magham, “and that is that there is very little about which one can be certain.”

Have a wonderful Pioneer Days and I’ll see you on the bricks!