Resolutions in 2021

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What’s your resolution for 2021?

…minus the Covid 19

  • Are you going to spend more time with friends and family?
  • Are you going to spend more quality time with your horse?
  • Are you going to start working on one of your dream goals?
  • Are you going to learn something new?
  • Maybe you are going to be kinder to a certain person
  • Or like me, you want to change your outlook on a certain situation

The holiday season, for me, is a time to remember, reflect, and reorganize my priorities for the next year.

A time to learn, grow, and love.

What does the end of the year mean to you?

This last year has been a tough one for me.

Besides other issues, I lost my heart horse, Jazz, who I had been with for 33 years. And I feel for any of you who also had a loss of a best friend this year.

I send you my deepest condolences and love. It’s a very hard thing to go through.

Thankfully, I still have Jazz’s son, Apollo, and we have really been connecting at a deeper level since the loss of Jazz.

We’ve been blessed to still have each other and to be able to figure it all out together. He and I have been together for 29 years, but this has been a totally new and different experience.

Watching how he has handled his loss and how he has made new friends and formed a new herd has been magical to watch.

He has taught me, and is teaching me, quite a lot.

The lesson that I have seen prominently with Apollo the past few months has been one of …

Acceptance, Kindness, and Perseverance

  • He is accepting of the situation that he has been placed in, even though it’s not what he wanted or would have preferred.
  • He has been kind and thoughtful to me and the horses around him. He has really come in to his own.
  • And he is not only making the best of the situation, but he is also continually finding the good in it.

Apollo now has a pasture mate, a buddy he adores across the way, and he has become good friends with the two mares he now shares a fence line with. He’s happy.

So, as you’re going into the New Year, here’s a lesson from Apollo:

No matter what has happened in 2020, no matter the downs, the complications, or the issues…

  1. Find the good.
  2. Make the best of the situation that you are in now and work to make it even better.
  3. See the positives, no matter how small, and be thankful for them.
  4. Work on your own emotions and feelings and try to be happier, genuinely.
  5. Think about where you are now, make plans, and make 2021 even better.

You can do it!

Don’t give up now…

Make at least one resolution this year and really work at bringing it alive in 2021.

I’m in your corner and here if you need me to help.

Happy New Year to all!

May 2021 be as beautiful as you can imagine.

I’d love to hear what your resolution for 2021 is if you want to share it in the comments.

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  • I’ve decided I’m going to just hang around in the paddock with my horses
    Do nothing but just be there
    No brushing or picking out feet or touching but just be there
    An hour a day of doing nothing
    Then at the normal feed time do the things I always do
    I’m hoping we can deepen our bond and when the weather gets cooler I’m going to start to ride them both
    One is an Appaloosa and I know nothing about western riding all I’ve ever done is English so it will be a new learning curve for me
    Wishing you a happy New Year 🥳

  • robyn martin says:

    that is a most beautiful picture of Jazz, what a gorgeous fellow.

    I had no resolution, but after reading Rhonda's of just hanging out, I'm up for that!

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