Thursday, November 24, 2011

giving thanks 2011

It occurs to me that there is no better way to get silver of hair (and simultaneously rich in heart) than living with the antics of equines. I'm grateful for this herd of six who each bring something very special to my life:

Keil Bay: reminds me that dreams come true.

Apache Moon: lets me live the dream of little girls and painted ponies and who knows? maybe grandchildren and ponies one of these days! I used to have the Thelwell boxed set. Now I live with the real thing!

Cody: brings sensitivity and the path of opening oneself up, lengthening one's stride, stretching and using those tight muscles we all have.

Salina: offers partnership and a deeper knowing of things. and models how to be a grand old lady.

Rafer Johnson: shares his open heart and steadfast spirit and sweet kind eyes to make every day something special. the words wise and lovebug come together in Rafer Johnson.

Redford: brings a sense of the unexpected to nearly every moment. his place in the herd is always changing and morphing and it's a wonder to watch that process as it happens. he sparks so many things for us.

And, reliably, there go the donkey alarms. Music to our ears here on November Hill. It's feeding time! It's Thanksgiving Day!

Enjoy, and thank YOU for stopping by.


Grey Horse Matters said...

A wonderful assessment of your herd. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family of humans and equines, kitties and Corgi. We all have so much to be thankful for and the best part is that we know what is important.

Victoria Cummings said...

Beautiful descriptions of great companions! I hope that you and your family are having a wonderful day - Happy Thanksgiving!

Calm, Forward, Straight said...

Lovely post billie.

I'm certain your equines are thankful that they found their way to November Hill - to a most sensitive, nurturing and understanding caretaker.

We've has a stellar thanksgiving here at Pie in the Sky farmette. Hope you did too :)

Kyle said...

Thanks, Billie, for another fine post on the art of still awareness. And the miracles that find us when we cultivate that state of mind.

Máire said...

Happy thanksgiving, Billie, to you, your family and all your equines. We do not have that celebration over here but I love the spirit behind it.

billie said...

Thanks, Arlene - I hope your day was wonderful and that everyone in your "herd" is doing well!

billie said...

Victoria, thanks, and I hope you all had a wonderful holiday too.

billie said...

C, so glad you had a wonderful day at your live-in farm!! :)

billie said...

Kyle, I so appreciate the kind words and hope your day was fine fine fine!

billie said...

Maire, my son reminded me that not everyone here even agrees with this holiday - I know Thanksgiving Day is not universal and I also know it does not stem from the sweet tradition we were taught when I was a young girl in school. But I have morphed it for my own purposes into a day to celebrate our blessings and to express gratitude as much as possible. In that vein, it is a relaxing and good way to roll into the next "big" commercial holiday. :)