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“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

Natural sunset when returning to barn after a ride, Findlay, Ohio.

‘Let it go…let it go…’ The song from Frozen keeps running through my head as I am writing this.

I am a planner by nature. I often fall asleep at night planning the next day, filling my mornings, afternoons and evenings before the day has even begun.

Planning is good. But maybe too much planning makes me think I can control things. I can’t plan a beautiful sunset…but hopefully I haven’t overbooked myself so much that I can’t stop to enjoy it.

When I try to control too many things, I add stress to my life and to those around me and I also, quite possibly, shut the door on other things that could be waiting for me.

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 17, 2014 in Life

 

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“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.”

Don't let yesterday use up too much of today. cherokee proverb

 
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Posted by on July 20, 2014 in Life

 

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Horses & cats; let nature take its course?

Living in Texas has given us the opportunity to visit some big ranches. One thing that stood out to me was that with so many mares foaling, the mares are pretty much left to foal on their own. Ranchers ride out in the morning and do a head count making note of the new foals.

This operation is almost the opposite of the foaling experiences I have had. I was present for the birth of most of the foals we raised and the one we missed was still soaking wet when we found him.

Are we over managing the mares when we watch so closely? Is it better to ‘let nature take its course’?

I was reminded of this again today because of a litter of kittens.

The barn cat has been hanging out on our porch and has looked like it has swallowed a small mellon…so we were pretty sure kittens were on the way. The cat is very, very sweet but maybe not the smartest cat around. Walking down our outside stairs is dangerous for both cat and human as she insists on attempting to rub your legs on each step.

There are barn dogs around too and I have worried about her selecting a safe spot to have her kittens. Will she be smart enough not to have them on my doorstep?barn cat  with kittens in corner feeder

Thankfully she made great use of a corner feeder in an empty horse stall. It is close by and yet well protected from the dogs.

Again, I find myself wanting to take her food, water, secure the doors and take other precautions. I can already feel myself wanting to protect the kittens from potential harm. What is your take on the meaning of ‘let nature take its course’?

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Life, Thought provoking, Video

 

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