Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy Trails

We have just returned from a 1000 mile whirlwind trip to attend the funeral of a true American cowboy. What makes it more devastating is this incredible man was also my Prince Charming's uncle. A man of honor, integrity, compassion, strength, endurance, and charm. In the end, a merciless disease had stolen from him all that he knew and stood for. Except of course for the twinkle in his eyes as his wife of 50 plus years would enter the room, or the skill required to tend a horse or swing a rope. See, you can take the cowboy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the cowboy.

So, another stark reminder to myself to never take one second, one moment, one breath for granted. Now go, no really, go now. Hug your family, your friends, your animals. See, speak, listen, and do all those things you are putting off until you have the time. Just do it, you won't be sorry.