Ahhh the Lone Star State of Texas and the joys of puritanism! Now before I get into the deeper discussion of what I believe puritanism is, I'd first like to expound on why I love Texas so much. It's the land I was born on, the land I live on, and the land of which I take immense pride in. Everywhere I go I'm surrounded by nothing short of breathtaking beauty and unimpeded freedom. As a rancher and father of nine, I find my day-to-day life filled with the madness and love that comes from raising a family. From raucous laughter to wild adventures, I am constantly basking in the ease of being able to make the most of my Texan landscape.
That brings me to my understanding of puritanism and what I believe it entails. Simply put, puritanism is the joy and sanctity of living the simple life. It involves the appreciation of all that is natural and the pleasure derived from the little, everyday things. In a world of materialism and modern society, I think it's important to take moments to sit and appreciate what we have and what we don't. To find contentment in the little things, be they a crisp morning breeze or hearing the birds chirp around your property. Puritanism isn't always about having less, it's about the joy of having enough and being comfortable in that space.
Living as a Texan, I embody the values of puritanism. From herding wild mustangs to jogging with wild deer, I find Heaven in the simple joys of life. I'm able to calm my spirit with abundance of nature around me, and fill my cup with simple pleasures. My telepathy with cows is something of a joke between myself and my readers, but it speaks to the kind of love and unity with nature this life provides. I understand, of course, that this isn't a lifestyle for everyone, but I believe I owe the credit to this puritanistic appreciation of the world around me for providing me such solace.
The joys of puritanism are the same joys I share every day living in Texas. The beauty of nature speaks to me, in a way it's hard for me to explain. I hope those reading this will give it a chance and experience the same peace I did.