by R.T. Fitch
Yesterday, Thanksgiving, you did not hear too much from us here at SFTHH and Wild Horse Freedom Federation with good reason, we took the day off. Outside of our post for Hacking Black Friday and supporting WHFF we were a little on the quite side, because…drum-roll; we were spending time with our families, too.
For me it was up at 02:30 to catch an early flight out of Omaha for Houston; I actually got home so early that I had my car’s driver drop me off at our gate and as I walked down the driveway, with my backpack slung over my shoulder, I startled the living daylights of Terry and Roxy the border collie as they unknowingly exited the house to head for the barn and the horse’s breakfast. Little Roxy realized it was me midway through her first bark which caught in her throat as she jumped straight up in the air. A happy homecoming which was capped off with my trail buddy, Moose, grabbing my hat by the brim, and mumbling, “Where the hell have you been?” through his large, Belgium lips. (Been gone since the beginning of Sept. but daddy is busy so that mom can buy hay and batteries for the cat toys.)
Terry made a home cooked traditional dinner and although many friends wanted to share the day with us we stuck with Terry’s mom and dad as our exclusive guests so as not to dilute our attention and to thank God for yet another year with them. We feel that our time together is quickly drawing to a close so we embrace moments where we can be a family, together.
So with that being said, as we sat down to Thanksgiving dinner, Terry’s dad asked me to give grace as he often does at these rare family meals.
Although not a man of faith, I identify more with being a man of spirit and as we held hands, closed our eyes, bowed our heads I was overwhelmed with how much we actually had to be thankful for, surely more than I could list prior to eating a meal, so I fell silent for a moment as a giant wave of gratitude swept over me. The wave washed the film and dust of life off from my soul and opened my eyes to the fact that with sincere gratitude comes the great feeling of honesty and pureness of heart. We are actually lucky to be able to express our thanks to all that is good in life and in so doing we grant that goodness more power and further diminish that which is evil. Good really, really triumphs over evil and that is a fight that all of us are engaged in each and everyday…and for your collective love of life, of all this is right, I give great thanks.
Thanks for standing with us, thanks for the care and compassion that you express for the horses, burros and other fellow passengers on this great spaceship called earth. Thanks, in this time and age, for giving a damn. You are all a rare breed, indeed.
So today, we take another break as we hope that if you do shop online you will swing on by Amazon Smile who has pledged to donate to WHFF if you shop with them, this day.
And get ready, we are preparing several pre-holiday events that will not only help with your holiday gift shopping but also aide in getting the word out and helping to further fund our mutual cause. Remember, we are all reluctant volunteers in this fight but we are not ones to give up or budge an inch for our beliefs and morals.
Be safe, my friends, and stay tuned.