I'm sure plenty of people have seen that maudlin movie. I certainly have. And while it's easy to say I will pay it forward, especially as that holiday season creeps closer, it's even easier to forget.
But I had yet another reminder today that we should do that. A champion of the Arabian horse breed passed away. But what I will remember most is that no matter her troubles or how busy, if I dropped her a note she would get back to me. If I had a question about how to try and connect a horse back to it's papers, she'd try and navigate and make a phone call to jump start the process.
When I posted a flower asking what the heck it was (and the verdict was: still don't know. It wasn't an orchid though!), she carefully looked into all the pictures trying to help me figure it out. All the while, she had her own battles, mudslinging, and more occurring.
I always felt she was willing to pay it forward and help others.
So I try and do the same. And I will continue to try and do the same. But, perhaps I will try harder to return those emails a little faster or respond to those simple situations a little quicker. It's easy to me to get wrapped up in my personal bubble.
But why not try and take those five minutes to reevaluate the situation a little and see what can be done.
My good deed for the week: lending a blanket to a young gelding that needs a little extra in this cold Midwestern snap. His owner spent a fortune trying to save his full brother and I can appreciate that those little cheeky horses grow like bad weeds and outfitting them in a wardrobe every few months is rather daunting.
So here we go, let's keep trying to pay it forward. I have always appreciated the help that I've received, so when I am able, I'd like to do the same.
The flower we tried to diligently figure out what it was. I hope it blooms again for you.