Two Classic Lessons Revisited: 1) There Are No Perfect People in This World, Only Perfect Intentions and 2) When the World Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade

By Coach Ron Wolforth –


This week, almost everyone in the middle portion of the United States was affected by an incredible Arctic Vortex that ran from Canada down to Mexico. In fact, for most of the week, it was colder in Omaha, Nebraska than it was at the North Pole. Brrr.


In Jill and my 25 years of living in the greater Houston area, we’ve never seen it this cold or have had this much snow. It was wonderful and awful all at the same time.


Our specific thoughts and prayers go out to all of the people in Texas who have been harmed by the severe cold, snow, and power outages. We have experienced the rolling brown outs ourselves. One lesson learned from this natural calamity is that if/when you are dependent on wind power for your energy, extreme cold can shut down your wind turbines and the power grid can be compromised.


It’s a lesson we as human beings need to have repeated constantly… great intentions are not enough… the real world will always expose its weakness. Unfortunately, the ones who always pay the heaviest price for our failure to think through our great ideas before we implement them are the poor, less powerful, and most vulnerable among us.


It appears clearly that is the case in this situation as well. 


But on the bright side, we now have a Ranch picture that will be used in Christmas Cards for many years to come. 



On the flip side, adversity also forces us to think, innovate, adapt, and overcome.



So, in our own small way and in our own small universe… that’s exactly what we did.


The large beautiful red presentation barn just got HVAC about 2 months ago—we thought it important for the summers.  Well, it turns out we needed it before then.


Come to find out, the 65° inside here beats the 10° in the training barns 😊


As my wife was very, very fond of saying to Samantha and Garrett while they were growing up, “Where there is a will, there is a way.”


Until next time,


Stay curious and keep fighting the good fight.


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