Just over a year ago, my uncle Joe called to offer me the role of “speaker buddy” for the TedX event he was organizing. The voices in my head immediately chimed in with helpful responses.
“You’ve never done anything like that.” “Who are you to think you can help someone else write?” “Strangers are scary!” “You can’t handle responsiblity.” “Boy, he must be feeling desperate.”
Somehow through the chaos I heard a tiny voice whisper, “Say yes now, before they convince you to say no.” So I did.
That yes changed my life because it introduced me to Discovery Horse. In the past year, Discovery Horse is where I’ve met new friends, explored the inner workings of my mind, and found a way to give to my community. It gave me a safe place to discover myself after a couple years of change left me reeling. The love and generosity I’ve found in the people and animals of Discovery Horse have healed something deep in me that I didn’t even know was broken.
Today’s gratitude is Discovery Horse. And this is the presentation that came of working with my AMAZING speaker, Sara Sherman: Horses See Our Armor. It’s pretty terrific, if I may say so myself.
Gratitude Song List: Joni Mitchell’s Circle Game
My tribe gives me hope in the face of despair.
My tribe gives me confidence in the face of fear.
My tribe gives me laughter in the face of sorrow.Read More »
Between a busy schedule, a lengthy election coverage, and a complicated rush of unpleasant emotions, I failed to post a gratitude on Nov 8. Better late than never, right?
This was my sixth opportunity to vote for president.Read More »
Today is my mom’s birthday. She is a beautiful person, inside and out. As I gird myself for the fallout of tomorrow’s election, I am reflecting on the values my mother has instilled in me.Read More »
I loved her before she made her appearance. I love her having never met her. She represents family and hope and the future, and I am so excited to be her auntie. Today’s gratitude is Miss Aria, who joined us in the big wide world on November 4, 2016. I can’t wait to see what she makes of it.Read More »
Today, as I wake up in Phoenix, AZ, I am reminded how lucky I am to have the ability to hop on a plane. I can fly half-way across the country for a long weekend with a loved one.Read More »
Addison. Akiko. Alexa. Amanda. Amber. Amy. Amy. Angie. Ann. Ann. Anna. Ariel. Arthur. Barb. Blossom. Brett. Brian. Brian. Brian. Brooks. Caitlyn. Captain Tightpants. Chris. Chris. City Lights. Cody. Cole. Colin. Conor. Dani. David. Devon. Dr Who. Emily. Erin. Erin. Espen. Eva. Fernando. Frank. Grant. Gwen. Huzzah. Jake. Jamin. Jaxon. Jayma. Jazz. Jeanne. Jen. Jenn. Jessica. Jim. Joe. Jordan. Julia. Julia. Julie.Read More »