The New Year always affords us the opportunity to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going. It feels fresh and full of positive expectations.
I hope the message in the Personal Performance article, “How to Make Sure Your New Year’s Goals Never Fail” helps you enrich your goals for even more personal fulfillment. I hope it resonates with you as much as it does for me.
These are the words of DCS (SW) Mary Apper:
"I am writing you to tell you how personally grateful and humbled I am to have received your thoughts and support in attending the 2015 NCHA Futurity with BraveHearts.
I love Thanksgiving. Whenever I focus on gratitude always brings me back to the awareness all of the blessings in my life … and that brings feelings of peace and prosperity. Happy Thanksgiving to you!
This year of 2015 has been … and continues to be … an exciting and very interesting year for Team Z44. Early in the year we decided to embark on an adventure to qualify for 3 different classes for the year-end World Championship Cutting Series. In order to qualify for any class, you must be one of the top 15 money earners in the country. The last weekend to add to money to this year’s earnings is November 15th.
2015 has been a novel one for me in many ways. Some friends and clients and I have been showing cutting horses on most weekends. We have had lots of adventures on the road.
I spent most of July in gorgeous Colorado with a wonderful team: six people, six horses and fabulous cutting show help at 10 shows over 17 days. We all had a great time. We had some good results and we learned a lot, too.
Recently I had the awesome opportunity to be a part of the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum’s annual event, “Cowgirl U” held at the incredible Paws Up resort in Greenough, Montana. Here I am, trying to stay warm in the rain (huge down parka underneath) as I led a cattle drive. Do you think, “Lookin good,” is too strong? I resemble a dark Pillsbury dough boy with high water pants!
(Click the image to watch the Youtube Video!)
I had so much fun recently at Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio. I had the privilege of working with the Equine Affaire team as well as a number of friends on a four-minute act for their nighttime performance, “Fantasia”. It was a “cutting freestyle” which is tough without live cattle. But, no problem. We had cows in costumes!
If you’re like me, you are sooo happy Spring has finally begun to poke her head out of the cold temperatures.
I’m so crazy about Springtime. Everything seems new again, including a brightening of the spirit.
Happy riding. Enjoy
Do you follow your heart?
I hope so. When you do what connects to you … your dreams … your passions … the whims of your heart … then your life is adventuresome and you are true to you.
As you continue on with your 2015 riding adventures, I urge you to follow your heart. Love what you do. Go for it! Express gratitude and caring to those around you, and have a blast.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Boy! The years just keep ticking off! It’s as if the much anticipated New Year’s Eve celebration for 2000 was yesterday!
That’s all the more reason to make this day count. Here’s wishing you fun, adventure and blessings in 2015.
Consider this my personal Christmas card to you. I wish you and yours the warmest of holidays.
May we all spread peace and goodwill and fondly remember the reason for the season … and those we so dearly love who have gone before us.
Many blessings to you and yours,