Principle #2 – Help out.
God sends each of us here with some gifts. Some of us get obvious gifts – like the massive shoulders of Long Rifle that have packed literally thousands of pounds of meat out to the trailhead for our family. Some are a little less obvious – like a tender heart or willing hands. The Apprentice may be the alpha male of helping out in our family. He’s not at his best early in the morning – he’ll be the first to admit that. But I don't know many other 13 year old males who stagger bleary eyed up the stairs at 5:30 AM at Grandma’s house and say their first words of the day: “What can I do to help?”
But whatever gifts we come here with, we can and should use them to help someone. We never drive by someone who’s stuck. We always carry a set of jumper cables – not for us, but to help someone else. And we never ask, “What's in it for us.” Why? Because it’s the Code of the West.