|Our lovely new indoor|
Bravery comes in so many packages and I bet, most people can't or don't even acknowledge how many brave things they accomplish in their lifetime. We, human folk, tend to downplay our successes and focus on our hardships and failures. And, sometimes it's easier to quit than to go on. Oh, and quitting is not necessarily a bad thing as long as it's done consciously.
|Not a good morning|
|Read Non Judgement Day|
Ok, some of that is true. But what was also true was that it was part of a small family farm's livelihood and all of their dreams were sitting crushed under a ton of snow and ice. And, for those of us boarding there, it felt like a death. We did not know what to do or what to say as we mingled numbly about. I wrote this blog about how devastating last winter was to barn owners in Massachusetts (Non Judgement Day). I encourage you to read it.
|Still miss her|
Think about being a business owner who just had a devastating natural disaster, your insurance company tells you that there is no compensation for your loss and your customers are looking like deer in headlights wondering what to do next. They want answers to calm their fears and, you remain strong when you just want to cry.
|And, we are getting there!|
Courage. Choosing to obtain financing and rebuild couldn't have been an easy decision but they did the work and with the support of some brilliant boarders and friends, they made it happen.
One year and everything changes. We have this incredibly beautiful new indoor with spectacular footing. The barn is full again. And we smile!
You know, fear is a part of life. Sometimes I'm afraid that my outfit for work isn't quite right. I can deal with that bit of fear bravely. What is courageous is not knowing the outcome, showing up anyway and doing the next right thing. Today, I am so lucky to be a part of the Country Barn... I honor you!