I love to walk. It is good exercise and relaxing. It is a great time to think. Those that walk would probably agree. Some that know me best would say I think way too much on those walks! Nevertheless, I am happiest to walk with my dogs in some of the prettiest country in Northern California. It is a great attitude adjuster! Last week, I stopped to watch my horses and how they followed each other around the pasture. As you would imagine, one is always in the lead. He makes sure of that. The others seem content to fall in line. They grazed peacefully and without a care. In all the craziness of the world, it was a calming sight.
When I got back I found an email that was passed along to me. It was simply titled “I Believe”. I don't know who wrote it, but the parts I liked most are shared below;
- That it is taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
- That you can keep going long after you think you can't.
- That we are responsible for what we do no matter how we feel.
- That either you control your attitude or it controls you.
- That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
- That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.
- That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but, we are responsible for who we become.
- Two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
- That we must always have hope and faith.
- The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything. They just make the most of everything.