"True Heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost." - Arthur Ashe Reid
Happy thanksgiving right? Ok, what to be thankful for...there's much out there these days that remind us what we really have. The politics (oh my gawd I wish we could start all over), the ridiculous taxes and laws passed this year (I think they want us to just disappear and die off), and the compete upheaval of my own personal life (admittedly self made)...makes me not thankful, but heartbroken. But through that heart break, I am able to see the things that truly matter. Breath, life, dogs and horses. These things never waiver. They are there, day in and day out, reminding me that there's a purpose to this gift of being human...and that's to give. It's to love. And it's to make mistakes so that we may be able to see the things of importance rather than to continue down a path of unrelenting selfishness. So although I'm heartbroken, it's given me the most thankful attitude I think I could ever muster...it's shown me who really cares...the cousin in the city who makes sure I have food and company...the lady at the bow shop who says "me too" and embraces me as a soul sister...the farmer down the road who welcomed me into his family run operation with patience and kindness...the roller derby women who have no qualms about reminding you how badass you really are...the dogs and horses who have connected my soul straight back to nature...the horse ladies, who have never judged the pain or insecurity within my journey...the movers who never questioned my life, but instead showed love and compassion during a time of self loss...a new friend who didn't care that I'd destroyed all those before her...a dog club that meets every Sunday and always has words of encouragement for themselves and one another, who remind me each week that good people can make mistakes and be forgiven...and a group of people who were strangers at the beginning of a fire, and family by the end of it. I'm beyond thankful for you all.