Most of my better horsemanship happened as an adult. As a kid I just got on and rode, never mind the rules. Like playing the piano, it’s hard to undo something when you’ve been “doing it that way” for a long time.
When I would work with my horse Boney, I was told to always end on a good note. This meant that I needed to choose something we worked on together and mastered. This might be a turn with only a foot cue or a word command.
By choosing something we did well together it closed up our session on a good note. We shared a success and it was gratifying for both me and my horse to be “one” together. Not me all ticked off and feeling huffy or her head high and ears alert and tense.
I was reminded of that last night as I was getting Trey ready for bed. From five in the evening till seven, he is very intense and it is the hardest part of the day. So God reminded me while I was feeding him his bottle I need to learn to end the harder days on a good note.
Maybe you have something or someone in your life that your “endings” with generally are not very productive, maybe they are destructive or hard. Together we can encourage each other to end on a good note. Find something you can share with that person or situation that helps you end on a good note.
God wants the race we are running to end on a good note as well. He knows it’s hard. Hard living heaven focused life with fleshy folks. Tends to make a person feel beat down. But God created us for “good works”, well in advance of our arrival here.
-Looking for good notes to end on in the coming days.- Michele
Michele Bruxvoort is sure to draw you in with her delightful sense of humor and love for living life. She enjoys reading, repurposing, as well as remodeling the family home with her husband. Drawing from her life experience as wife, mom, and follower of Jesus, Michele brings you a very honest and real perspective on life. When you don’t find her writing, you can find her mowing lawns, stocking shelves, taking care of her grandbaby and tackling her latest life adventure.
Wisconsin native and empty-nester, she now makes her home with her husband of 27 years in the South West Prairie plains of Minnesota.