Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Living Happy

Not that many years ago, dear friends of ours in Michigan, told me that you make a choice every day to be happy.  No one is responsible for your happiness but yourself.  Some days are easier than others to be happy, yet we persevere and life begins to change for the better, one day at a time. 

Some folks believe they will be happy when they graduate from elementary school and go to junior high.  They'll be happy then.  Senior high brings the same sentiment; I'll be happy when I get to college..they have fun there.  Once out of college, they think they'll be happy when they finally get a job and have some money to spend.  Still, life goes on and before long, they've raised their families and will be happy when the kids leave the house.  They ultimately live their lives looking forward to the time when they will be happy.  Sad. 

Spend time with anyone who's received cancer treatments or battled any serious illness. They will teach you how to live.  Every day...to the fullest...period.   The little things are now the big things.  An ounce of joy is worth everything. 

A life well lived has no time for negativity and whining.  So I challenge you today.  Make that decision.  Watch the sun shine a little brighter tomorrow and in all the days to come.  

Blessings, Linda

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Monero Mustang Sanctuary

Before I begin today, I must thank David Kaden of Specialized Saddles www.specializedsaddles.com for the wonderful header photo you'll see on all my blogs.  David took this photo at the Tall Pines Endurance Ride this year and I love it!  (I'm usually behind the camera and never get photos of my own horses, in this case, it's my mare Scooter)!

To continue with my last post, we visited the Monero Mustang Sanctuary in Tierra Amarilla, NM.  Sandi Claypool and her horses are an experience you won't soon forget.  I've set up a gallery "Photography for Charity, Monero Mustang Sanctuary" on my website, 
www.lindasherrill.com .  All proceeds from the sale of these photos go directly to the horses.  As you can see, there is a "greet team" to meet you at the truck window upon your arrival, all at no extra charge.

Blessings, Linda

Friday, June 26, 2009

Chama, New Mexico

Jim and I went to join Lynne Pomeranz, wild horse photographer extraordinaire and Shelley Paulson, (also photographer extraordinaire) in Chama, New Mexico recently. I'll be sharing some photos of the wild horses we encountered at both the Monero Mustang Sanctuary and the Jicarilla Wild Horse preserve in Carson National Forest. Amazing scenery, amazing photography friends and amazing horses.

For anyone wanting to join Lynne on one of her workshops or see her work, you can read about her here: http://www.lynnepomeranz.com/ . No one takes portraits like Shelley, more about that in a later post... check her out here: http://www.shelleypaulson.com/ .

If you'd like to visit the Monero Mustang Sanctuary and see these wonderful horses for yourself, check this out: http://www.moneromustangs.org/

Blessings, Linda