Thursday, July 3, 2008

mostly up

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.
Martha Washington (1732 - 1802)

Things are looking mostly up. I am keeping a happy attitude no matter what happens. I have to pick the right battles to do and right now I do not see any reason whatso ever to open my mouth and ruin the peace we are having right now. I know that I have a long way to go. I also know that if anything is to change I must first change things within myself. And don't give me that you don't need to change anything. Believe me, you do not live with me, I need to change some things. Heck if I don't like me how can anyone else?
 This has been a good week for the horses. Every evening they have been rode by Nickie and Brook. It has been great for the horses especially Precious. She is so fat. It takes her away from the field for 3 hours and gives her plenty of exercise. It is good for Brook too. She is riding with someone close to her age(14) and she is getting more adventurous about getting the horse to go faster without fear of falling off. She is even riding bareback! It is something to see her riding and racking the horse. LOL Yesterday she started slipping off but it turned out fine.  She reached up and grabbed Precious around the neck and Precious stopped like she hit a brick wall! Brook kept going over but her feet hit the ground from a stopped horse instead of one that was moving on.
Tomorrow is the 4th on Brook has a demo to do. She will be at the Freedom Festival here along with the rest of the kids, fireworks following at 9:30. Come and join us.


  1. I'm glad you're determined to be cheerful and that things are looking up for you.  I hope you have a good weekend.

  2. have a great positive week end Celeste....and God Bless you real good....hugs...Ora

  3. Good attitude and I love the horesy pictures. Paula

  4. Glad you are on the up.

  5. ally123130585918July 4, 2008 at 7:36 AM

    Celeste glad things are looking up for you and you are keeping happy no matter what ~  Glad Brook is enjoying Nickie's company and I loved the little video ~ Ally x

  6. I agree, there's always room for improvement in all of our lives.  I need to remind myself often that life it short, it isn't all about me, and it's up to me to keep my attitude where it should be.  Looks like some good riding going on there.

  7. I'm with you Celeste.  I often remind myself that I am not a perfect person and I must work on changes within myself if I expect the same from others.  

    It's good you are keeping a positive attitude.  Good for others, but also for you.

    Loved seeing Brook ride.  :)

  8. What an awesome and true quote!!  I think your head is in the right place dear!  And I know your heart is.  

    God bless you all.  -  Barbara

  9. We all need a reality check now and then.
    I know I do.
    Life is what you make of it.
    The smart ones realize

  10. Sorry I've been gone so long.  I'm still reading, and still thinking of you!


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