31DC: Day 13

Monday, December 13, 2010

What I Believe

Well, this is kind of a hard one for me.  I'm not a particularly religious person.  Yes I do believe in a higher power, but I haven't been to church in eons.  And I'm not sure that I necessarily believe in a God as described by any particular religion.  How can a God allow such suffering to go on in the world?  How can God allow small children to be beaten and molested?  How can God allow wars and killing to go on for so long?  I don't know I would think that God would not want his children to be put through so much suffering.  Yes there is some kind of a higher power at work, but my thoughts differ wildly from the church I was brought up in.

So what do I believe in?

I believe that there is no better remedy for what ails you than the back of a horse.  I have yet to find anything that comforts me better than hoping on the back of my pony.

I believe that nothing soaks up tears better than my pony's mane.

I believe that there is no better feeling in the world than flying over a cross country course with my mare.

I believe that a well ridden dressage test is a thing of beauty.

I believe that the thoroughbred is the epitome of grace, beauty and power.

Amazing that all my beliefs seem to be related to the horse.  Shocking I know.