I hope everyone finds their Josie. I am so grateful each week I get to see her and ride her. She is so considerate, gentle, forgiving, and caring. Some may think it impossible for a horse to be all these things, but she is. She is beautiful in form and strength. I am in love with this girl. She is supportive and patient. I am talking about my horse, Josie. She isn’t really mine but she makes me feel that way . I am hoping she will always enjoy me as much as I do her. Why do I love horses so much? Horses are better than pills in a bottle to calm your heart and soul. Trying to push myself to be more independent I am. She motivates me because I see what my life might be like if I was able to care for a horse of my own. Horses are motivation in a world of false hope. They never disappoint. Prancing high above our fears and worries they carry us thru our pain to a place of being. Happiness emerges when we feel safe and laughter and joy abound.
Josie wasn’t trained to help people like me but she chose to accept her role in being a gateway to independence. Will she know how important she has been to me? I’m sure she understands I love her, but how much, how could she? It doesn’t effect a moment of her riding to wait for praise or credit. It is just what she has chosen do. That is true giving. I hope we all find a Josie in our life, whether equine, feline, canine, or human. Perhaps we can be a Josie to someone as well.
*Special thanks to Sherry at Hoofprints in Orange Park Acres for her amazing equine program.
What is help? It means assistance of either thought or action. The first step is recognizing you need assistance. Then it requires the acceptance of such assistance. Why is this important? Without the acceptance or desire for help the game changing support could be right in front of you but never live because you didn’t follow the first two steps mentioned.
All of us need help at times. I have come to the point where I am gratefully assembling a team of assistants to help reach goals I have placed before myself. I am thrilled to share my new assistant with all my followers. Her name is Kayleigh and she is one of the kindest positive people I know. She will be assisting me with writing assorted deep content for my book. She will also be helping me with research projects outside of the home. Kayleigh is excited to join me on my journey and I couldn’t be happier to have such a believer and supporter on my team. She has mastered a foreign language, spent time abroad and now she embarks on another adventure, me. She will not regret it. I will make sure of that.
So as for my blogs, I will continue to blog and post exciting personal stories and experiences, but will be fully focused on writing my book. It is a biography and, of course, will share life lessons along with humor and excitement for life.
Joy is the second fruitage of the spirit listed in the bible of qualities we must cultivate (Galatians 5:22). I am claiming joy as I embark into the unknown of my future. Why is joy so vital when journeying forward? I am confident I can accomplish my goals, but how will I do it? I have a choice to embrace the adventure or dread the struggle and work. Who would you rather hike the Himalayas with, the joyful Isaac or the dreadful Isaac? We must remember who we worship, the happy God (1 Timothy 1:11). Sometimes the journey is the important part and not so much the destination. Why waste time and energy with worry or dread? We are all capable of much and with help from our Creator we are unshakeable.