Love Thy Trailer Neighbor
A Friendly Reminder
By: Camarie Widmer
I often hear the phrase “it’s not what you pull up in, it’s what you unload that matters.”
While I believe this phrase is very true, I also think it’s misused more often than not. Typically, I hear this phrase being used to slander someone who has a fancy rig and horses (sometimes nice horses, sometimes not).
I think it’s more important for us not to care what anyone else pulls up in or what they pull out of the trailer. YOU only need to worry about what YOU pulled up in and what YOU pulled out of the trailer. As long as you do the best you can do with what you have and have good character, nothing anyone else has matters.
As an outsider, you never know how hard they worked for what they have fancy or frugal. Get to know a person’s character, not their rig and horses.
If you catch yourself being judgemental or jealous, instead, smile and go introduce yourself to that individual or family. Welcome them into your circle, build a friendship between parents and children and have fun with them. They might be some of the coolest people you’ve ever met. Plus, you never know how much steak is in the next person’s trailer! ??