As this weekend comes to an end I feel an overwhelming wave of gratitude coming over me. It’s been a fantastic weekend. I have no words. So instead I’m sharing this photo from earlier today. I hope your weekend was magical, relaxing, fun, energizing, and everything else you wanted it to be.
With flowing tail and flying mane,
Wide nostrils never stretched by pain,
Mouth bloodless to bit or rein,
And feet that iron never shod,
And flanks unscar’d by spur or rod,
A thousand horses – the wild – the free –
Like waves that follow o’er the sea,
Came thickly thundering on.
– Lord Byron
To me, mustangs will always be special. Their beauty, spirit, and wisdom inherited for generations, is unmatched. I love sharing their beauty with you, and my prayer is that it does to your soul, what it does for me. The first time I was close enough to look a wild horse in the eye (from a distance of course,) I started to cry, and then this huge peace settled in, and stayed with me for a long time. I make it a priority to dedicate several weekends a year, to visit places where I know that the likelihood of seeing wild horses is good. Watching them play, or simply nibble on the sage brush (I usually watch them in the high desert of Nevada,) is an emotional experience unlike anything else.
This is my first post in my 7 Ways to feel good instantly series. Keep your eyes open for the next post in the series!
Have a blessed day!
When I’m counting my blessing, I’m counting the steady flow of the Sacramento River. I’m grateful for the beauty, the water supply, and the life it brings to our part of California. I’m grateful for the excellent soil in its vicinity, that allows for growing crops that feeds much more than our local region. 400 miles long it’s actually the largest river in California. Indeed a glowing jewel in the landscape. Many are those fishermen that still get their daily bread from the river. In the summertime when the temperatures are reaching 110+F we love to jump in, and cool of in the river. During the numerous fires we unfortunately experience in the summer, we borrow water from the river. The river is an important part of our life here.
When nature turns extraordinary, your heart turns humble. You simply bow before the glory.
I always feel grateful when I see it’s life bringing water. I have so many favorite places along the river that it would be impossible for me to count them. I love bringing my daughter to the river to contemplate over the day. To encourage her mind to be still. To leave the days distractions, noise, and gadgets behind for some quiet time. That itself brings new life. Thanks for reading my thoughts around the photo I choose for this week’s photo challenge. Looking forward to see the other entries 🙂