Good morning. Wherever you are in the world, I hope you are having a great day.
It’s Sunday here, so that means a day spent together as a family. I think there’s going to be some much needed work done in the garden, which will be great. But the best thing about it is that all 6 of us are going to be doing it together. There will be some laughter, jokes, and just lots of good light hearted fun.
So I was on the good old FB this morning having a scroll through what everyone is sharing & something became clear to me. Alot of farmers in Western Australia are feeling the pinch right now because of how dry it is. It’s not a nice feeling being dry especially with crop in the ground or animals to feed. But we need to be aware of what it is we are thinking.
In my very young life discovery journey, something that has come through oh so clear to me is that you attract what you think, you create your own reality & if you focus on it, it will happen. So, we as farmers (& people in general) need to concentrate on what we do have, not what we don’t.
I know it’s hard to see sand blowing & the sky being dirty with our topsoils, or hearing the sheep or cows calling & unhappy with the conditions, but there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING we can do about the lack of rain. All we can do is look at what we do have & make decisions based on that.
I know it sounds very cut & dry (no pun intended) & I know it seems harder than that in reality. But the reality is that it isn’t harder than that. We know as farmers what we need to do to keep those animals in good condition so you can sell them and cover costs & make a profit to keep going. We know we need to wait a little longer for the plants to get strong before we can spray the next lot of weed control. We just have to hold on through this dry spell and have faith.
Have faith in knowing it will rain after this current dry spell. Have faith & believe in the fact that we will grow food to feed people, not as many this year as past years, but we will still feed many. If we concentrate on what we don’t have we will keep attracting what we don’t have. We need to concentrate on what we do have, be grateful for that & work out how we can move forward with what we have.
Sometimes some big decisions need to be made to move forward & they are decisions we don’t like to have to make, but we have options and opportunities, we need to make the most of those. So, instead of focusing on the lack of rain lets focus on the fact that we have family we can spend time with, or we have the ability to make decisions, we have a roof over our head, clothes for our back & food for our tummies. Let’s focus on getting organised in the workshop, house, backyard etc, so when the rains do come, we can revel in the relief that simple act will create.
We need to keep moving forward because as soon as we stop moving forward, we start going backwards. Today is a day for focusing on what we have, family, love, clouds in the sky, happiness, optimism & opportunity. Today we are moving forward in our garden, making a lovely little spot for us to sit around our firepit to tell some much needed stories to create memories for our kids to share with their kids to share with their kids & so on.
So have a great day, look forward & towards the positive. Look at what you want so you can achieve it.