This newsletter has a lot of my heart in it.
Hurricanes: 2 of them – big ones. Natural disasters we
must help each other through. Southeastern Texas was hammered.
And so was our lower Eastern coast.
My Upperstate SC damage
was from mostly from winds, but the heavy rains go where
shingles are torn. A bunch of limbs, and my oldest plum tree
were also victims. But the death toll was less severe than it
possibly could have been. Financially,
Texas is a huge part of our business. And I have a supplier of
Bible covers & belts in Florida.
I want to acknowledge
the humanitarian relief of Twisted X Boots, church groups, Red
Cross, and thousands of volunteers who have given blood, sweat
and tears as well as water, blankets and love to all affected.
Then there comes a
Country Music Concert that ended in tragedy. Now yer steppin on
toes! This was needless. The gutless took his life. There are
many ways to vent anger, frustration, depression, anxiety. Most
solutions are positive, and result in your gaining more strength
than ever before. Ya gotta work through them. And that is the
very reason I became a Life Coach.
Some of us do need
therapy. Therapy is used to bring the deeply distressed into a
better state of reality, if possible.
Most of us just need to rediscover our worth, our value,
and through whatever transitions we face in living. Transitions
with their challenges, are all there to give opportunity to
learn, grow, and contribute. The Professional Coaching model
takes a person from where they are - to where they dream to be. I
wrote another poem:
Lord, your people are
and God, who has all their answers?
Another misguided soul has vented in very destructive manner.
It could have been me
and my daughter
who became lambs to be slaughtered.
As agony arises, our Father realizes how loss burns close
Now someone’s love
knows angel’s wings.
And we’re staggered in disbelief,
suffering from tragedy, inverted security, in a world we wish
were well meaning.
Bitter grief touches the
Some ask if God took a vacation.
Some will add frustrations’ to anger. Some will crawl into
Through the blame,
through our panic,
through our doubts and fears,
and what ifs,
where is the road to happy days? Is this Your “straight &
Then after swear and
confused states of confrontations,
can we possibly find meaning with time so short, with constant
God made humans for
And living holds its dire consequence.
Death reveals communication of life. The cycle exists for this
To live each day as if
To live our present not our past.
To graciously accept, and give Love forward; every memory
C Taylor, Jr
On another note, I
receive Smartpak literature because Cultured Cowboy has a stable
and horses. This month is an excellent group of articles on
horse blankets & sheets. Could not have written it better
myself! When a
competitor does a great job, I plan to let you guys know, as I
know. Check out the
article, then give me a call to order!!!
(How’s that for networking?)
Love you guys and I will be more regular with my
For the past almost 4
yrs, I have been in schooling full time, and running this store
full time. It has been a transition time for us, as it is for
many of our suppliers.
Boots – While Justin & TLama are finishing their
merger under HH Brown, I have sourced out a tremendous maker of
handmade boots. This guy has worked with many of the top names.
The hurricanes knocked out many of his stores, so he
reached to Cultured Cowboy & we have a plan. Handmade
boots, made old school, made the best, are now available. If
you have a favorite style you’ve been waiting on to come back,
was discontinued, can’t find, call us. They are priced right
for handmade. Delivery time is reasonable! They are not
At this time, for
production boots, lower pricing – Old West & Smokey
Mountain do a good job. For performance boots, ya gotta go with
Twisted X – who by the way, doubled their Hurricane donations
to $2 Million. And
they regularly donate to cancer research. And our Veterans.
Kudos here too.
So as we get ready for
holidays, lets’ begin early with the gratitude, and
forgiveness, and uplifting even our competitors, and the
planning that makes Christmas, T-Day and New Years so special.
Let’s all take our memories, our strengths, and our influence,
and use them to advantage the change we can each make in life.
God Bless Ya,