by Paxton Delany - Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Turkey Day is upon us.
And what do you do on Thanksgiving besides eat all the turkey that you can? You reflect on the things that you are thankful for in your life.
Well I went down to the range this morning to do some target shooting and I got to thinking on the “long” walk back to my office.
Who am I thankful for this holiday season?
I am thankful for the role models I have in my life.
No, I am thankful for the women I work with that have shown me what it means to be a female shooter, a female gun owner.
I am thankful to my coach, who has really taught me everything I know about shooting.
I am thankful to a colleague, who only last week wrote about what it was like to be a woman and shoot guns. (If you haven’t read it you should. Yes, I am a Girl and I shoot Guns)
I am thankful for another colleague, who if she had not told me to sign up for lessons I might not be writing these lesson posts.
I am thankful for Dana Loesch, who I have never met and someday hope to, because she is woman to be reckoned with. I love her strength and drive for what she believes in.
It’s these women and many more that give me confidence. They have the ability to make me feel at home learning how to use a gun, how to clean a gun, and answering the many questions I have to ask.
They probably have no idea that I look up to them. (Well, now they do.) So ask yourself this. Is there someone in your life that you look up to?
Thanksgiving Lesson: Tell them. Tell them how important they are you to you how thankful you are to know them.