May 01, 2020 2 min read

We have invited a few Industry friends to be Guest Bloggers so we can provide new and unique perspectives through our Blogs.

This Blog is written by Blake Kennedy of Kennedy Ventures in Oklahoma.  We have worked with Blake throughout his show career, and we continue to work with him professionally to this day.  Blake was named the 2019 American Star Agribusiness winner by the National FFA.  We want to thank Blake for his contribution!


July 6th 1994 will go down as one of the greatest days in film history. I’m sure that if you ask Tom Hanks he would tell you that it was a big year for him. The day Forrest Gump was released was a day that was remarkable, selling $677 Million in the first year. This is hands down my favorite movie of all time. One of my favorite quotes from the movie is “mama always said - life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.”

This might just be a quote from a movie to some, but step back and take it in. When Mrs. Gump said that to little Forrest, she said it for a reason. The life we live in is full of surprises, we aren’t promised tomorrow so we better do everything we want to do today! See yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift that we have been give so that’s why we call it the present. Live it out, give your all and make sure when the day comes to a close that you can be happy with what you got accomplished. We get so busy that we are living in fast forward, treating life like a good game of chess. Just because you need to think and play (3) moves ahead in order to win, doesn’t mean in all reality if you don’t move one at a-time you might never get to checkmate. Life is no different, take every opportunity today because waiting for one in the end is just a bad move. Don’t take the time you have for granted, don’t forget those people that helped you get to where you are today! We need to realize that we actually don’t know what tomorrow will bring. In life we don’t know what we are going to get, because at the end of the day we might just be a couple blocks away.