Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Cowgirl Smarts

In my travels through blogland, I came across a book I have to read: Cowgirl Smarts: How to rope a kick-ass life - Life Lessons from Cowgirls who Settled the West, by Ellen Reid Smith.

Now, I love my life as it is, but it's always good to read things that will confirm that. And I'm always open to things that can make life better. And of course, cowgirl knowledge is good stuff!

Below are a few Cowgirl Smart lessons from the book:

1. Sometimes you have to buck the norms to pursue your dreams
2. Adventure and Excitement Beat Housework
3. Be tough, but revel in your femininity
4. When life throws you to the ground, get back on the horse
5. Don’t let others belittle your achievements
6. Accept the nature of things
7. Work hard and look after other cowpokes
8. Never steal another cowgirl’s horse or thunder
9. Attack life like it’s a 1000 pound steer
10. Act on your beliefs rather than protesting for them
11. Use common sense, if you don’t, the cattle will knock it into you
12. Let the land rejuvenate your soul
13. Walk beside your pardner, not in front
14. When cow poking doesn’t pay, be resourceful
15. Embrace urban cowgirls

Check out the Cowgirl Smarts website, were you can read a sample of the book and find out where to order it. Everyone needs a good dose of cowgirl wisdom!


the7msn said...

Sounds like a book I'll enjoy - thanks for point the way!

Lynda said...

Sounds like an interesting book, & points which can be applied to everyday life, even if, like me, you're not a Cowgirl ;) Thanks for sharing ...

Saddle Mountain Rider said...

Another cute post here! I liked also your photo from yesterday. I wonder the doggie is thinking about?

Any Occasion Boutique said...

Sounds like a book I would really enjoy reading! Especially if it offers life lessons ;-)

Tree said...

Words to live by......

gtyyup said...

I always like a good read...sounds like a good one!

blackfeatherfarm said...

Great post, love the cowgirl wisdom !

Just Me... said...

I am going to send this post along to Ellen, she will love to read your post and the comments about her book.

Ellen Reid Smith is a wonderful example of a cowgirl who uses her 'Cowgirl Smarts' in all walks of life. Also a wonderful friend, I am always delighted to see people enjoy her wit and writing as much as I do!

An interview with Ellen has been slated for an upcoming feature on the BwhoUR Network for women... I can't wait to run it!