When you are grateful, you reignite your passion and your motivation for working hard towards your horsemanship dreams.
When you are grateful, you are connected to your purpose, to the reason that you chose to start your horsemanship journey.
When you are grateful, you recognize your positive qualities and your strengths, which makes your practice with your horse more effective.
When you are grateful, you are able to persevere and see the silver lining in the tough times-and with horses, there will be tough times!
And when you have passion, purpose, practice and perseverance, you have grit.
So to get gritty, you need gratitude!
Practicing gratitude every day (not just on Thanksgiving!) has been scientifically proven to increase optimism, well-being, improve your relationships, increase happiness and life satisfaction, develop self-control, and even positively impacts physical health.
Incorporating gratitude into your life and your horsemanship journey is really simple. An easy way to get started is to grab a pen and paper, and every night right before you go to bed write down three things that you are grateful for. What are you grateful for? How can you express your gratitude with those you love, and share positivity with others?
I am grateful for all of you, for sharing your horsemanship journey with me.
I am grateful for my family, my husband and two wonderful boys.
I am grateful for the horses that I have the opportunity to learn from along my own horsemanship journey.
And I am grateful for the talents, skills, and strengths that God has granted me, so that I may be able to help others along their journey.
Happy Thanksgiving, and don't forget to practice gratitude to get gritty!
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