Friday, November 25, 2011

Counting My Blessings...

Yesterday was Thanksgiving, so I've spent quite a bit of time reflecting on how lucky I am and how much I have to be thankful for. This is what I've come up with so far. It's an incomplete list, but I think a fairly good start. (Sorry if it's not too coherent - I've got a whopper of a head cold and my thought processes are a bit clogged.)

I'm thankful to have a healthy, happy family. 

I'm lucky to be surrounded by wonderful friends - my "adopted" family.

I'm blessed to be in good health and to have a job that affords me the fiscal freedom to follow my equestrian passion.

All the horses in my life have been wonderful teachers, but I'm particularly blessed to have the Sainted Mare and Princess Pony in my life now. My children and I have learned so much from these two wonderful horses, bless their endlessly patient hearts. 

The time spent with the horses has also been a blessing in terms of my relationship with my kids.  The hours we spend together taking care of the girls, talking and laughing and fighting, all those times are precious memories. (I'd like to believe all the good karma I'm building up with them now will stand me in good stead come the teenage years, but I'm not that unrealistic.)

I'm so thankful for this blog, for the therapy it provides, and for the wonderful new friends who have come into my life since I've started it.  Your comments are a constant joy to me, and I thank you for taking time out of your busy lives to share your thoughts with me.
I know there's more, but nothing else is coming to my snot-sodden brain right now, so I'm going to sign off, rally the kiddos, and head down to the barn to shower the girls with love and apples.
Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday season!

1 comment:

  1. As I traveled to my brothers, where most of my family converged, I was grateful to my friends who take care of our dog, enabling us to travel. Then I thought of all the other friends of family that also were a support in one way or another so we could all come together in one spot. When my friend helps me, he helps everyone of a lager, loving, and spread out family, and that is repeated many fold. thank you all. Where equines get involved, our support circle is even more important since they are (literally) a bigger responsibility, even for 2 days!