“𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗴𝗼 𝗮𝘀 𝗳𝗮𝗿 𝗮𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗴𝗼 𝗮𝘀 𝗳𝗮𝗿 𝗮𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺.” – 𝗗𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘂𝘀 𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗲𝗹𝘀
Do you ever get caught up in the overwhelm of what’s going on in your life and forget to look around and be thankful for all the people and animals who are part of your journey? I know I do!
There isn’t a single one of us who has made it to the next level without support from a friend, a horse, a good dog to love us no matter what, a family member or God.
Maybe you’ve had the knights in shining armor in your life that always pick you up when you’re down. OR, maybe you have the people you never want to be like that have pushed you to be better. Most likely, you have both! BE THANKFUL!
Maybe you had a great horse that taught you everything and gave you courage from the very beginning. OR, maybe you had horrible horse that you finally sold and now you have or your making a great horse that you couldn’t fully appreciate without the troublemaker. BE THANKFUL!
Maybe you’ve made it to the top of the mountain in front of you and your dog is happy to have been on the journey, happily panting right beside you. OR, maybe you’re standing at a fork in the road, discouraged, uncertain and scared but you’re dog still loves you unconditionally through the tears. BE THANKFUL!
Maybe God’s answered your prayers and life is great. OR, maybe he’s not answering your prayers because there’s a bright light shining through an open door somewhere else. BE THANKFUL!
No matter if your dream is at your finger tips, or it feels like it’s a million miles away, it takes a team! For me, it’s people, horses and dogs. Maybe for you it’s just people or cats or rats or snakes, or whatever you choose! No matter your circumstance, dream or choice of teammate, not one of us goes down the path of life alone and not one of us can reach our dreams without a team! BE THANKFUL!
It’s impossible to be grateful and hateful at the same time. Put that smile on your face, focus on the light and follow that dream God put deep down in your soul! As Number 12:6 says, 𝐴𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑎𝑖𝑑, “𝐻𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑚𝑦 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑠: 𝐼𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑎 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑝ℎ𝑒𝑡 𝑎𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑦𝑜𝑢, 𝐼 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐿𝑜𝑟𝑑 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑒 𝑚𝑦𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤𝑛 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑖𝑚 𝑖𝑛 𝑎 𝑣𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛; 𝐼 𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑎𝑘 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ ℎ𝑖𝑚 𝑖𝑛 𝑎 𝑑𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚.”
That’s HIM talking to you, that’s the light you have been blessed with. Your team will support you! Ecclesiastes, 4:9-12 says, “𝑇𝑤𝑜 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛 𝑜𝑛𝑒, 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎 𝑔𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑟𝑒𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑑 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑡𝑜𝑖𝑙. 𝐹𝑜𝑟 𝑖𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑓𝑎𝑙𝑙, 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑡 𝑢𝑝 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑓𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑜𝑤. 𝐵𝑢𝑡 𝑤𝑜𝑒 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑖𝑚 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑛 ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑡 ℎ𝑖𝑚 𝑢𝑝!”
SO, let’s thank those who have already supported us and keep our eyes, hearts and minds open to those who will join us along the journey!