The fact that we have access to electrizity, computer, an internet connection, can watch videos, see photos and read this blog are just small everyday things we tend to forget being grateful for.
I would like to thank all of you who have followed, shared and participated in our journey with Jack, Darling, Danny, Rhoda, Honey, Granny, Elena, Spirit, Magic, GAIA and Moonlight since 2007. I have learnt and gained inspiration from many of you and for this I am very grateful.
There are perhaps another 9 million reasons to be grateful.
The most unique feature of Mother Earth is the existence of life, and the most extraordinary feature of life is its diversity. Approximately 9 million types of plants, animals, protists and fungi inhabit Earth. Gratitude can open the door to more and better relationships with nature, horses and other people.
Grateful people are more likely to behave kind even when others behave less kind. There are many benefits of gratitude even from a scientific point of view. Gratitude improves mental health and reduces toxic emotions like envy, resentment to frustration and regret.
Scientist have found that gratitude increases happiness, reduces depression. Gratitude even increases mental strength and reduces stress. Gratitude furthermore improves self-esteem, rather than becoming resentful toward people who have more money or so called better jobs – which is a major factor in reduced self-esteem, grateful people are more able to appreciate other people’s accomplishments.
There has perhaps never been a time when gratitude needs to be cultivated more than it does today. New research finds biodiversity loss, fertilizer use, climate change and the change of land use leads to a rapid environmental decline and loss of all life in form of plants, animals, protists and fungi.
Bits and Pieces
Bits? No, we do not use bits, but here are bits and pieces from our journey to the ride of our dreams. In the past weeks we have been working with Jack, Darling, Elena and Spirit. Both Jack and Darling are now comfortable walking alone out on the trail, Elena had saddle, halter and reins on and Jonna has been sitting on Spirit a few times.
So all in all very good progress. Jonna and I even had a ride together with Jack and Darling. The rides are short, kind and connected. We ride in walk and trot when the horses offer to give us one.
I want to give many many thanks, especially to Jonna!
Much sunshine from St. Vincent
Kind regards Stina
Thanks to Elena for doing such great work in her education to become a trail horse.
Thanks to Darling who is an amazing teacher in Liberty Training
Thanks to Jonna who is teaching Darling to walk alone away from her family herd
Thanks to the development of the Sahaja 2015 Clinic.
People are enquiring, Kristine will be here to assist and our herd is more than ready to host the clinic with Stina and Susan.
– and many thanks to Mother Nature for giving us yet another Mango season….