The way a crow
shook down on me
The dust of snow
from a hemlock tree
Has given my heart
a change of mood
And saved some part
of a day I had rued.
I typed the Robert Frost poem above from memory, and it was all correct. Yay, for keeping my memory! It's one I refer back to in my mind on snowy days--like today.
While I was out riding Cowboy bareback in the snow and sun--I realized--this is not a 100 Day "Challenge"--
This is 100 days of Blessings!
I have been blessed every day, except one, since 2017 began, which makes this my 10th day of blessings.
If it weren't for my horses, I could easily be depressed about all this snow and cold, but because of them, I get out in it and find that it's not all that bad. I bundle up--layer after layer after layer--and roll myself out to the barn. They're all in good moods and happy to play. They seem to like the snow!
Cowboy was a little off on his bad foot today. I've noticed him holding it out more because of the cold weather and its affect on his arthritis. I've been giving him Bute to help that. Riding is good for him though. He really needs to keep moving.
I took Beautiful Girl out and put my weight on her back again--she did much, much better. I wiggled around and kicked my feet up. She bent around to smell them and seemed quite relaxed and curious.
Oh, let me tell you how she really blessed me today! ....
After I put Cowboy away and gave him some grain, I went back out to the turnout to get Beautiful. She was in an open run. So, I walked way out, holding the rope and halter, and called to her--just wondering if she'd give it a try.
She came out of the run and walked over to me!
It's little things like that that make my heart melt.