I LOVE SURPRISES! In any form! At times, they may appear out of nowhere, other times, they are the result of many, many years of nurturing relationships.
Such was one of my most recent surprises…Heading into a Saddle Shop with my Assistant, Susan, I commented to her that “I do not need one thing, so make sure I do not spend any money!”
We walked in, and I was immediately drawn to a recently published book; “As Way Opens–The Story of Thorncroft”. My involvement with Thorncroft (one of the finest therapeutic facilities
in the world) dates way back…To 1983, as a matter of fact! At that time, I judged the Trail Class Division of the Special Olympics Horse Show they had sponsored. Years later, when
Sallie Dixon needed to place a pony, “Zoomie” came into our lives. He was my daughter Elisha’s pony, and her favorite, right up until he passed away. He was dearly loved. Fast forward several years ago, when I called Sallie one summer day and asked if she would like me to bring Viton for a bridleless riding demonstration for Thorncroft campers. Of course she said “Yes!”
Viton sitting on the bean bag chair at the end of the demo was just an added bonus!! We have been back several times, and the campers and staff enjoy the demo immensely.
So…Back to flipping through the pages of the Thorncroft. I was very curious to see if there were any pictures of Zoomie.
Lo and behold, I came upon a picture of Viton and I! I was so surprised! And touched! I was grinning from ear to ear, as I showed it to Susan.
And, I bought the book.
My point in this story is simple…Surprises, while they come in all different ways, sometimes appear after years of connection. After all, we are actually wired for connection.
Neurobiologists have confirmed this. And, when connection occurs with a surprise, the joy is contagious! I was grinning from ear to ear all day after I saw the book!
I was also so honored and humbled.
So…Knowing I am not one to keep such yummy feelings to myself…I would like to pay it forward. I have a charge for ALL of you!!! And, it comes with a free gift!!!
Here is the charge:
Send to either myself or Susan, a short paragraph (or two), of what your experience with The Resonant Horse has been. In other words, how has TRH, or Mindy, or Susan, changed
and/or touched your life, IN A PERMANENT LONG LASTING MANNER. Perhaps you attended a workshop, perhaps a one-on-one session. What has stayed with you, even to this day?
We may, at some future date, include your thoughts into our own book! With your permission, of course! But, for now, we just want to hear from you!!!
AND, IN RETURN, Mindy will send you some of her made-from-scratch DOGGIE BISCUITS! No sugar added, made with delicious all natural ingredients, such as home made meat drippings, and parsley from Mindy’s own garden.
“I don’t have a dog,” you say? No worries…My guess is, you KNOW someone who has one!! They make great gifts!!
So, let us know how The Resonant Horse has touched your life, and perhaps even surprised you along the way!