Even when the clouds are over head and the rain is pouring down, I do try to remember that somewhere above the sun is still shining. It's a terribly dull morning with lots of rain, so sometimes it's hard to find the positive motivation you'd like to have to skip down to the barn and feed the 'kids' and muck out stalls :)
Then I do always remember how lucky I am to beable to have the health and strength to do all of that and that I'm not having to get dressed and go and work in an office all day and then come and do chores. I admire anyone who's life is on that path. At our clinic this past weekend I met a wonderful couple who own and run their own rescue horse farm. They care for and nuture 46 horses and they both work full time as well. And they were here to learn Chris Irwin's techniques for horse training, so that they would better connect with their horses and teach those who might adopt one of their horses. You could tell that they love what they do and never complained about the amount of work it took to run such a large operation like that. That's what I love about doing these clinics, I get to meet so many incredible people who have all the same goals in mind. Learning the language of the horse so that we may all better understand the messages we are giving to our horses and the messages we are receiving back from them.
Then it makes it really easy to throw my muck boots on, rain Jacket and hat and skip down to the barn, with coffee in hand and say a big good morning to my four legged family!!!
Let the sunshine through you and have a great day!!