Nebraska October 27, 2017
10 Ways Nebraska Leaves A Footprint On Your Heart No Matter How Far You Travel
Living in Nebraska is an experience unlike any other. While we’re a mostly rural state, we’ve also got some of the greatest cities in the US. We’re taught positive values from birth, and we never, ever forget where we came from. Even if you move far away, you’ll never stop being a Nebraskan at heart – these things and others are imprinted on you forever.
1. We'll always value small town life.
Whether you grew up in a small town or just enjoy visiting them, living in Nebraska emphasizes just how important these little locales are.
2. We'll be forever friendly.
The world can't change this part of us! Once a friendly Nebraskan, always a friendly Nebraskan. Even after you've been gone for ages, you'll still find yourself talking to strangers.
3. Outside will always be our favorite place to be.
We love being outdoors. Whether we're hiking, biking, tubing, boating, fishing, or just sitting around a campfire with friends, we know how to take advantage of nice weather and enjoy the outdoors.
4. We'll never stop enjoying the little things.
Even something as simple as a sunset or a pretty rainbow is enough to bring joy to our hearts. We were raised to appreciate what we have, even when we don't have a lot.
5. Our respect for farmers and ranchers is eternal.
We know what a hardscrabble life it can be. Many of us grew up in farming and ranching families, and we'll never forget the dedication and hard work needed for that life.
6. We'll always adore nature.
We've got some truly beautiful natural places here in Nebraska, and just the sight of a golden field or a sparkling river is enough to make our hearts sing.
7. We'll always be willing to lend a helping hand.
We were raised to be friendly, helpful, and community minded. We're the people who stop to help a stranger with a flat tire, just because it's the right thing to do.
8. We value home cooking way above restaurant meals.
Don't get us wrong - there are so many fantastic restaurants in Nebraska that we're spoilt for choice. But nothing can beat a great home cooked meal - especially when it comes from Mom's or Grandma's kitchen.
9. History will always be extremely important to us.
Nebraska has an insane number of history museums, which goes to show just how important our past is to us. We're committed to preserving that past even as we march toward the future.
10. We'll always treasure family.
Our families are close-knit, whether they're biological or chosen. We're fiercely loyal to the ones we love.
What other things did you pick up in Nebraska that will stick with you for life, no matter what? Share your contributions in the comments!
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