Recently I opened a bottle of Silver Pony Cabernet and it reminded me of my former horse obsession. I recalled a trip to an antique store with my mom where I found a porcelain horse that I fell in love with and HAD to have it (it reminded me of Joy). After much pleading (begging and pestering) my mom bought me that “Silver Pony”. I still have it tucked away in a box of my horse mementos (somewhere next to the box of porcelain unicorns, I am sure). Anyway, sipping on the Silver Pony Cabernet took me back to the day I saw the porcelain horse, fell in love with it and had to have it. I remember the passion and the determination I felt with my horse obsession and I was only about 10 or 11. And, I remember how much I wanted a real horse.
I no longer wish to own a horse. Although I’d love to go riding again. But I know I’m following my dreams and creating a lifestyle I love by building my business and being of service to others. I’m also going to find my original “silver pony” and create a place of honor for it in my office alongside “My Very First Teeny Tiny Strawberry Paperback Libary” –a mini assortment of books my dad bought for me when I was first starting to read and begin my love affair with words. These are both great reminder of how lucky I am to have parents who helped fuel my passions and support my dreams.
So, today I ask you —What is your “silver pony”? What brings you the most joy and makes you well up with passion and pride knowing you’re making a difference and living your life on your own terms?