|"Like A Duck to Water" ©Maria Reichert 2011 8 by 10 inch watercolor on paper|
I have been away traveling with my daughter while she shows her horse. I have been in Oklahoma City for 9 days and have really missed my painting, blogs and painter friends.
My daughter set her goal this year to show at the quarter horse world show in Oklahoma, was well on her way to gathering the points she needed, when her horse came up sore. Being the mom, I tried to ease her disappointment, let her down easy... that she may not be able to reach her goal.
Well, being so much more resilient than me, she found another horse to ride and set out diligently to start over with points, with a much more limited time frame! Again I tried to protect her from disappointment by letting her know how hard it would be to get those points with such limited time left.
Well, that did not slow her down a bit, she not only made her goal, to qualify for the show, but finished in the top 20 of the class!
Very inspiring, I guess, if you want something bad enough, giving up is not an option. You just may have to take a detour at times.....just remember where you were headed when you started out on the journey.
Like Toby Keith sings....."If you don't know where you're going, you might wind up somewhere else..."