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Hey there beautiful. Today, I want to share a little snippet from my life that often comes up – a moment that profoundly teaches me every single time, about the power of choice and the freedom we have to shape our lives. It’s been really hot where I live and often, the idea of saddling up and working 3 of my horses sometimes seems like a daunting task. One that I could easily put off. The heat can be relentless, and fatigue can weigh in on me. But, it’s in that moment, I pause.

I realize something important – I don’t “have” to do anything. Life is a series of choices, and each choice shapes the narrative of our existence. I make a conscious decision to saddle up, to ride, to connect with these majestic creatures. Why? Because I get to choose how I live my life. It’s a subtle shift in perspective, but it’s incredibly liberating. How often do we find ourselves saying, “I have to do this” or “I must do that”? The truth is, we don’t “have” to do anything. We get to decide. Every action, every commitment, every adventure – it’s a choice we make.

Choosing to ride my horses isn’t about obligation; it’s a celebration of my autonomy. I reminded myself that I have the power to craft a life that aligns with my values and passions. The tiredness fades into insignificance because the joy of making a choice, of living true to me, overshadows it. This isn’t just about horses and riding; it’s about embracing the direction we have in our lives. It’s about recognizing that even in the face of weariness or challenging circumstances, we hold the reins of choice. Life isn’t a string of obligations; it’s a canvas where we paint our desires and dreams.

So, my sweet friend, I invite you to reflect on the choices you make daily. What if, instead of saying “I have to,” you say “I get to”? It’s a simple linguistic shift that carries profound implications. It’s a reminder that life is a gift, and every decision is an opportunity to shape a life that brings you fulfilment. As you navigate your day, remember – you get to decide. You hold the pen to your life’s story. Embrace the power of choice, and let it be the driving force behind a life that resonates with the beat of your heart. You don’t “have” to; you get to! 

I always love to hear from you. Please comment below and let me know how this has landed for you? Hx😘