Calm, Forward, Straight

Calm, Forward, Straight

Monday, November 22, 2010

Giving thanks

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. 

We all have so much to be thankful for (besides the major meal coming later in the week)  :)

Here's some of my list. Please feel free to share what you're grateful for...
  • My occupation, landscaper. I am so fortunate to work outside all day, stay fit and my have my father as my business partner. My sideline - jewelry artist - helps fill the gaps, and justifies my college education :)
  • The island where I live is one of the loveliest places anywhere, (and equally challenging)
  • My trainer, who generously shares her knowledge of classical dressage, horsemanship, and her home with Val and I
  • In a little over a year, several of my dreams have come true... finding my fabulous equine partner and purchasing the land where I boarded him... my future home and farmette
 Lastly, I need to acknowledge the online community I've found since starting my blog. Kind, generous, helpful and uplifting - these are just some of the qualities that you all share. You guys keep me inspired and motivated - consistently moving forward. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Oh, and one more thing. To Val - thank you for using your manure pile as a pillow last night. Love you man :)


  1. Very nice post. I think we all have so much to be grateful for, where do I start? The main thing is healthy, happy grandkids, a loving family, decent health and of course being lucky enough to finally be living the dream (at this late age) with my horses and dogs. All of the people I've met on the internet with horse blogs have amazed me with their support and friendship even though I haven't met them in person.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Oh, and of course you know that grey horses love to sleep with a poo poo scented pillow, nice and cushiony.

  2. I'm thankful that you have Val! And, that I can see pictures of him and know that he is as spoiled as he deserves. Happy, happy, Thanksgiving!

  3. That was the most beautiful writing!

    Yes we have oh-so-much to be thankful for. Our hearts should literally be flooded, making our spirit rise up and overflow.

    So nice to read your bounty of blessings!
    And chuckle...I can just imagine the green shades of Vals -poo- pillow -makeover!
    Be well!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving! So enjoy your gift of blog posts, and am thankful for the online community of which you are a big part!

  5. I hope you're having a wonderful Thanksgiving! It's so true that we have a great group of Internet friends, and every day, I'm grateful to be part of this kind and enlightened group of horse lovers.


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