2016 Gratitude 10: Discovery Horse

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


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