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Gratitude Goals

Recently, my instructor asked me if I had any goals for my horseback riding lessons.

Goals? That took me off guard. I confessed, “I’m just happy to be riding.”

Later, as I reflected on my answer, I remembered when I was first diagnosed with MS. Some unexplained weaknesses suddenly made sense. I was terrified that I would lose my mobility. I rethought my exercise routines so I could maintain my fitness levels.

As MS symptoms came and went, I adjusted to new normals regularly.

Globally, the pandemic has made the word pivot popular for a reason. We’ve had to shift our expectations and how we manage things. One of the best ways to resiliency is recognizing the strengths we have and adapting to them.

This year is the 20th anniversary of my MS diagnosis. I feel lucky to be riding: it’s something that brings me great happiness.

It may not be lofty, but my goal is to ensure that I don’t take that joy for granted.

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10 mar 2021

Anything that brings joy needs to be celebrated right now! Ride like the wind sista!


Bryn MacEachern
Bryn MacEachern
03 mar 2021

Love that shot! I hope to be on horseback with you sometime soon <3 Miss our barn days!!! Oh and the Macdonald shakes and nut thins!

10 mar 2021
Odpowiada osobie:

I miss that too! Riding with you was so fun!

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