A little sunshine for New Years Day in Oregon- after a weeks worth of dismal winds and rains-
My B-man and I are starting to make some progresses towards a New Years trend so many of us go for.
Cleaning out the old ( materials goods of clutter & habits) getting ready for the new.
It is like Spring cleaning, in the middle of winter and for us, our hearts feel like it's a bleak midwinter. But, it is certainly Not without HOPE. My man and I have been taking time to count blessings.We have had so many and continue to be blessed, beyond measure!
Of late, others immediate need, has us coming alongside those who are hurting and ailing for their own losses this season. A rougher start than usual, the tragedies we are seeing around us, have caused a break in our thought /life processes. A jump start if you will, to addressing what really matters to us.
~Honoring PEOPLE in our lives~
All else seems to fade and actually tarnish the soul, in comparison.
Basic, respectful collaboration, concern and communication -
is what seems like GOLD to me right now. Simple ways, and mostly- humility of intent-.
I am putting myself to the test of this, and trying to be as real and open as possible. Tending to hide myself away if scared or threatened by facing somethings, I get very OVERWHELMED Sometimes. Ignoring something, and putting it off- for the pain of facing it head on, is a common disastrous practice I have.
So- right now, it is a minute by minute process for me to overcome my bad habits.
Trails this week are looking like I feel...flooded and slick.
New decorated trails- New Years Day ride-
We seem to be numb somewhat, with a crushed heart, missing Froo-Froo Freyda cat...but, we are now remembering funny moments with her. There are so many!
But, for as many of those wonderful, loving times we remember...coming home to -an EMPTY- Cat less house- is terrible- and it is everyday.
We now are on the remedy for this every day reminder of what is missing .
We go to visit a member of my mother's cated household today. The day after Christmas, we went to a "cat adoption team's" facility.They were not open, yet through looking into the windows, I found my cat. My man is a tougher sell...he is quite emotional about it, so we look further.
The mare has been so GREAT. We have only put 10 bareback miles on the trails since the 24th. I had -0- energies to ride- the weather was crap-ola- .
We did put some miles in the arena though,with the "BODY WRAP" lunge.
She sure LOVES that, it seems to be quite relaxing to her, as her brain wraps around the sensations- of the Polo Wrap configurations-wrapped around her! Her top line and lower wither pockets, right behind the shoulders, have developed a very nice muscling again. I'd say, we are back where we started for fitness, before the Ill fitted "ANSUR KONKLUSION". AND -happy to report that the mare's mental status is back before then too..( I sure thought it was how much we rode and not pain)
.NO pinning ears, NO pawing the air when the saddle is simply placed on the back. And, no batting an eyelash- AT ALL! Even when I tack up fast, to get 40 minutes before dusk rides in!!
It was -THAT SADDLE- and not the girthing, that she disliked!
I have news on the saddle front too...but will wait to share till Ido so with the ANSUR Sadderly Co.
Shadows of the old are disappearing and some light is now shining on NEW thoughts and Good NEW directions to head~
Nice Sunshine for a New Years Day-
I pray your New Years Moments into days so far, have been motivating/encouraging as well.
Assessing behaviours and attitudes that could use spiffing up or sometimes-discarding altogether.
As I listened to my HOPE radio station the other day, they offered us listeners a quote that I thought worthy.
" The first step to getting somewhere,
is deciding you are not going to staywhere you are".