This weekend was the Montana tracking test, and unfortunately I was not entered because preparing a dog for the TDX test is beyond what my back could handle at this time. And so instead I volunteered to help, and that meant that both yesterday and today I drove the 150 mile round trip to the test site.
I will admit to feeling a bit sorry for myself -- the test conditions are so perfect and I just love tracking -- giving up such a close test because someone blew a stop sign?! That hardly seems fair to me :(
But I have also learned to just have faith that things work out, and that being crabby over what is lost prevents us from enjoying what is -- and that we are never left without some kind of a gift or blessing, even when it seems all has been lost.
And so I found a new friend to remind me of that today -- someone so special and magical that I am left just awestruck at how we are never left without comfort, never really alone in our hardships and disappointments.
I could have stayed home and felt sorry for myself -- but I would have missed the gift left for me, the blessing that reminds me to trust the path I find myself on, even if it is not one that I planned or wanted...
Thanks to Elizabeth for letting me know me know that the embedded video might not work -- the YouTube link is: http://www.youtube.com/user/Kaibabbmd#p/a/u/0/SpyNJzfcxrU