Compassion and Kindness

Recently I have been helping out at the barn where I board my horse Echo. . More correctly, I have been trying to help. The ladies who work there have the patience of saints teaching me how to do the most menial work-mucking out stalls, watering, sweeping, and bringing horses in. It is most humbling. To catch and hold 3 horses in halters to bring them in with 5 more pushing at the gate in a swarm of mosquitos--then putting them in their stalls 1 at a time-- is a lesson in courage, concentration, coordination, and holding your ground.

Everyone has been incredibly patient and compassionate.

Echo, too is always so patient and wants to please so much-, and I make it so hard for him sometimes.

The lesson for today is to be kind and compassionate always.