Sometimes Things Aren’t What They Appear To Be

One of the things that I love about life is the vast opportunities to learn.  Whether we are ready or not, whether we are expecting it or not, events pop up in our lives to help us to learn and evolve.

The first thing that I do when I get home from the activities of my day is to go directly to the barn to spend time with my last horse standing, Chief.  I have had to put down two horses over the last handful of years and two have died of natural causes.  Regardless of the circumstances surrounding their departures, it is never easy.  It brings grief and emptiness and gratefulness and heartbreak all at the same time.  I liken it to a downpour of rain.  The emotions come so fast and they are so heavy and intrusive that you are soaked to the bone with loss and sadness.

I came home to a handwritten note that had been placed on the gate to my barn and horse corral yesterday.  The note read:

“This poor horse stands in the barren corral by himself every day.  He must be so lonesome.  And he doesn’t even have any carrots.  SHAMEFUL.”

Oh, that was so hard to read.  But whoever left this note doesn’t know.  As a matter of fact, they don’t know anything about my Chief and me and our mutual love and devotion for each other.  But it did give me pause.  It did allow me to ask myself the question:  What can this teach me?  And after some reflection, I share some of my thoughts in the video below.

Stay true and be you —

Annie

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