"When I face the desolate impossibility of writing 500 pages, a
sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it.
Then gradually, I write one page and then another. One day's work
is all I can permit myself to contemplate."
-- John Steinbeck
I really like this quote because I feel the same way. I know a lot of you do too. So instead of worrying about what you CAN'T accomplish- lets resolve now- before Jan 1 2011 - to be glad that we CAN accomplish something. Even one page a day. Some days even one good sentence.
And for you non writers out there- we can also apply this to our horse lives. We can't always ride for two hours, or sometimes even ONE hour- but we can brush our horses, comb their manes, clean their feet, teach them a trick or a modicum of respect from the ground. We can clean ONE piece of tack, read one helpful article or take one good picture.
Thank you John Steinbeck- you've helped us all much more than you could ever have guessed!
6 months ago