Life has a funny way of telling us to slow down.....and teach us lessons at the same time!

It's funny how life takes care of us and teaches us in unique and perfect ways when we don't do a good job of taking care of ourselves or paying attention to what's being taught.  I went through a very emotionally trying sequence of events over the last 12 weeks.  Girl dreams of owning her own horse, girl finds horse, girl loses horse, girl tries to pretend that loss of horse didn't effect her all that much, girl ends up getting injured (and now has crutches!) while trying to pretend horse didn't matter, girl is forced into reflection and feeling the loss of horse.  Girl realizes that there are many lessons to be learned by sequence of events that have nothing to do with horses and everything to do with life.

I'm sure that we all have moments in our lives that we wanted something so badly that we were willing to ignore little warning signs or believe things that we wanted to be true regardless of whether they were true or not.  I have found that it is within these moments that we have the opportunity to learn the most and with learning the lesson that we grow the most.  It would be great if people weren't underhanded and dishonest, that things we wanted to be true were true and that we didn't get injured or sick but that's not the real world. 

Over the years I have had many challenges, trials and obstacles that I have overcome and everything that has been overcome I enjoy greater empathy, understanding and compassion for others and what they experience.  When we are able to share our experience, strength and hope with others our hearts and minds expand to be able to contain the wisdom, love and understanding that life is doing it's best to share with us.  When we look for the silver linings after the storm passes we will be blessed a hundred fold.