Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
We do not get energy we give it out, if you ride horses you know that for a fact. When a horse is "on the muscle" you can feel the energy he is projecting outward. He his hard to hold back, he feels like he could explode from the inside out.
When ever I feel like I need energy, I change my thoughts to something I really, really want, my heart rate begins to increase, my blood flow increases, I start visualizing me having it and instantly I receive energy.
There is no more zapping of energy than to dread, or think about things you do not want.
Get excited, Life should be LIVED, and Life should be as you want it to be, it is up to you, You, are in charge of your life, if not make plans now to take back control.
Happy ENERGETIC Trails,
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
— George Halas: Was a ballplayer, coach, and founder of the Chicago Bears
We wake up and begin our day with a thought. I decieded awhile back that I would wake up and think the best thoughts. Creating the day of my choice, the way I want it to unfold. I meet scores of successful people per day, they inspire me to raise my level of thought and my level of how I play the game.
Happy "Best Thought" Trails,
Monday, July 26, 2010
Race three of four for the 2010 barrel race season. Hundreds of runners raced for the nearly $57,000 in cash and the $30,000 in awards. Top ten money winners were:
1. Vickie Solmonsen $2903
2. Dave Graff $2323
3. Tiegan Adams $2048
4. Toni Williams $1782
5. Barbara Merril $1659
6. Whitney Chritensen $1540
7. Ariana Sanchez $1459
8. Jennifer Butcher $1327
9. Jordan Hansen $1267
10.Stacy Taylor $1234
Sixteen Contestants made over $1000.
The next big event is the finals Aug. 19-22nd. online entries are available at
www.horseeventsinc.com a full list of results are also available.
Enter early stalls and RV's are going fast, you do not want to miss out, one lucky winner will win a brand new $70,000 Lakota Living Quarter Horse Trailer.
Plus the largest payouts of the year. Tell your friends, see you there.
Happy Winning Trails,
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
By Tony HsiehI
This is a must read/listen for CEO'S, managers, or anyone involved in business. Hell, I recommend that everyone read/listen to it.
Tony's story of growth both personally and corporately is nothing less than inspiring. Tony has taken a start up company Zappos from a struggling company to a Billion dollar plus per year company in just two short years!
My families business has been around 134 years and if you totalled all the years together we could not come close to those figures:-)!
Tony's "Core Values" and "Company Culture" uniquely strengthens Zappos into one of the leading .com companies in the industry.
I love his passion, enthusiasm, and unwavering quest for the best company in the world by delivering "HAPPINESS"!
I sell some of the same items as Zappos, and have watched their company skyrocket in the past several years. Several meetings I have attended people have mentioned Tony's name and asked me if I have met him., I have not, but look forward to meeting him especially after reading/listening to his book.
I copied Zappos Family Core Values below, you can check out a video on Tony's website, www. deliveringhappinessbook.com.
Zappos Family Core Values
As we grow as a company, it has become more and more important to explicitly define the core values from which we develop our culture, our brand, and our business strategies. These are the ten core values that we live by:
1.Deliver WOW Through Service
2.Embrace and Drive Change
3.Create Fun and A Little Weirdness
4.Be Adventurous, Creative, and Open-Minded
5.Pursue Growth and Learning
6.Build Open and Honest Relationships With Communication
7.Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit
8.Do More With Less
9.Be Passionate and Determined
Burns Saddlery and Burns Cowboy Shop will be making their Core Values, Thanks to Tony.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
I have three children, who now have gifted me with 5.5 grandchildren. A mother and in-laws that are incredibly generous and graceful in their growing older.
I have my health, a family business that started way back in 1876 and has grown older with hundreds of team members that have served its needs for over 134 years.
I have grown enough to know I really do not know the answers but that I have a lot of questions.
By growing older I know I do not like to repeat the third grade and look to advance myself and my studies every year.
By growing older I know to appreciate truth and beauty and know that it resides in everything.
By growing older I have learned that I really know very little about anything but I am anxious to discover more.
By growing older I know that life is about relationships , learning of others ways and appreciating them even if you think and feel differently about politics, religion, and God.
By growing older I have learned that everyday holds the ultimate gift, the gift of life, a life of creating and sharing one glorious experience after another.
Happy Growing Older Trails,
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Birthday Week, this week....Scott celebrates his birthday today, mine is on Thursday. Being 50ish the celebration is more about how early can we get dinner in so we will not suffer from eating too much too late:-)
Last week we wrapped up the barrel race and flew back to Carmel. Jackets came back on as the temperature hovers between 55 and 65. Rarely have I needed to wear a jacket on my birthday, maybe riding horses in the mountains, or barbecuing over to Maple Grove. This year I will be selling our wares on the South Side of Ocean Ave, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, wearing a jacket:-).
I love jackets and boots and now I can wear them year round!!! I now can justify owning scores of both.
I do miss hot summer nights, observing the moon as it develops on it's quest to fullness. Carmel is immersed with marine layer as the inland temperatures swell to near triple digits the hot prevents the marine layer to move on. Hence the saying , "the coldest I have ever been was the summer I spent in San Francisco".
However, I decided a long time ago my happiness would not be determined by the weather.
Doing what I love and loving what I do, in a jacket:-)
Friday, July 16, 2010
I no longer open a bathroom door without using a paper towel, or have the waitress put lemon slices in my ice water without worrying about the bacteria on the lemon peel.
I can't use the remote in a hotel room because I don't know what the last person was doing while flipping through the adult movie channels.
I can't sit down on the hotel bedspread because I can only imagine what has happened on it since it was last washed.
I have trouble shaking hands with someone who has been driving because the number one pastime while driving alone is picking one's nose.
Eating a little snack sends me on a guilt trip because I can only imagine how many gallons of Trans fats I have consumed over the years.
I can't touch any woman's purse for fear she has placed it on the floor of a public bathroom.
I MUST SEND MY SPECIAL THANKS to whoever sent me the one about rat poop in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet sponge with every envelope that needs sealing.
ALSO, now I have to scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.
I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick girl (Penny Brown) who is about to die for the 1,387,258th time.
I no longer have any money, but that will change once I receive the $15,000 that Bill Gates/Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their special e-mail program.
I no longer worry about my soul because I have 363,214 angels looking out for me, and St. Theresa's Novena has granted my every wish.
I can't have a drink in a bar because I'll wake up in a bathtub full of ice with my kidneys gone.
I can't eat at KFC because their chickens are actually horrible mutant freaks with no eyes, feet or feathers.
I can't use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.
THANKS TO YOU I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.
BECAUSE OF YOUR CONCERN, I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains.
I no longer buy gas without taking someone along to watch the car so a serial killer doesn't crawl in my back seat when I'm filling up.
I no longer drink Pepsi or Fanta since the people who make these products are atheists who refuse to put 'Under God' on their cans.
I no longer use Cling Wrap in the microwave because it causes seven different types of cancer.
AND THANKS FOR LETTING ME KNOW I can't boil a cup of water in the microwave anymore because it will blow up in my face. Disfiguring me for life.
I no longer go to the movies because I could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS when I sit down.
I no longer go to shopping malls because someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.
I no longer receive packages from UPS or Fed Ex since they are actually Al Qaeda agents in disguise.
And I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a number for which I will get a phone bill with calls to Jamaica, Uganda, Singapore, and Uzbekistan.
I no longer buy cookies from Neiman-Marcus since I now have their recipe.
THANKS TO YOU I can't use anyone's toilet but mine because a big black snake could be lurking under the seat and cause me instant death when it bites my butt.
AND THANKS TO YOUR GREAT ADVICE I can't even pick up a coin dropped in the parking lot because it probably was placed there by a sex molester waiting to grab me as I bend over.
I no longer drive my car because buying gas from some companies supports Al Qaeda, and buying gas from all the others supports South American dictators.
I can't do any gardening because I'm afraid I'll get bitten by the Violin Spider and my hand will fall off.
If you don't send this e-mail to at least 144,000 people in the next 70 minutes, a large dove with diarrhea will land on your head at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, and the fleas from 120 camels will infest your back, causing you to grow a hairy hump. I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbor's ex-mother-in-law's second husband's cousin's best friend's beautician . . .
Oh, by the way.....
A German scientist from Argentina, after a lengthy study, has discovered that people with insufficient brain activity read their e-mail with their hand on the mouse.
Don't bother taking it off now, it's too late.
P. S.: I now keep my toothbrush in the living room, because I was told by e-mail that water splashes over 6 ft. out of the toilet
Happy Sterile Trails,
"Who ever said cowboys are hicks has never been to Burn's Cowboy Shop." - Meggstatus
Endless unique personalities exist, and we love to welcome each into our shop and our Burns family. One such personality walked into our store and posted her great photos on her blog entitled "Another Day to Dress Up, My Clothing Diary" We love her quote, "Who ever said cowboys are hicks has never been to Burn's Cowboy Shop." check out the rest of her post by clicking the link below:
Love it! Thanks for the blog post Meggstatus, and all the comments from your followers.
The Burns Bunch
Thursday, July 15, 2010
WOW, what a fast, furious, fun, ride this past week has been. Finished up the barrel race event in Salina, flew back to Carmel on Monday, Ribbon Cut on Tuesday, Salinas Rodeo located 25 minutes from Carmel is in full swing.
Lynn, Sue, Peggy and Gary traveled from Southern California and Utah to help us the past very busy 10 days. CONTRIBUTE, is the word that comes to my mind as I think back at all they did to help us get the store ready for the ribbon cutting and held down the shop as we raced off to Utah to help with the barrel race. THANK YOU from my entirety!!
It was great to see everyone at the barrel race, especially those 5 grandchildren:-) Thanks to Wendy Winn, a part time team member and dear friend she picked us up at the airport and delivered us safely . Burns Saddlery looked outstanding. A big thank you to the Burns team for all the attention they give to the clients and overall look of the property.
Another chapter is complete as we turn the page to the exciting adventures that await us in the enchanting village; Carmel-by-the-Sea.
With much APPRECIATION to all who helped and attended the great event.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Recive 10% Off your purchase in Carmel ribbon cutting day. . . Find out more and join our Event Invitaion on facebook by clicking on the link below:
See photos of the new store by visiting our facebook photo albums:
Hope to see you there!
The Burns Bunch
Sunday, July 11, 2010
A little girl had been shopping with her Mom in Wal-Mart. She must have been 6 years old, this beautiful red haired, freckle faced image of innocence.
It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that gushes over the top of rain gutters, so much in a hurry to hit the earth it has no time to flow down the spout… We all stood there, under the awning, just inside the door of the Wal-Mart.
We waited, some patiently, others irritated because nature messed up their hurried day.
I am always mesmerized by rainfall. I got lost in the sound and sight of the heavens washing away the dirt and dust of the world. Memories of running, splashing as carefree as a child, came pouring in as a welcome reprieve from the worries of my day.
Her little voice was so sweet as it broke the hypnotic trance we were all caught in, 'Mom let's run through the rain,'
'What?' Mom asked.
'Let's run through the rain!' She repeated.
'No, honey. We'll wait until it slows down a bit,' Mom replied.
This young child waited a minute and repeated: 'Mom, let's run through the rain.'
'We'll get soaked if we do,' Mom said.
'No, we won't, Mom. That's not what you said this morning,' the young girl said as she tugged at her Mom's arm.
'This morning? When did I say we could run through the rain and not get wet?'
'Don't you remember? When you were talking to Daddy about his cancer, you said, ' If God can get us through this, He can get us through anything!
The entire crowd stopped dead silent.. I swear you couldn't hear anything but the rain… We all stood silently. No one left. Mom paused and thought for a moment about what she would say.
Now some would laugh it off and scold her for being silly. Some might even ignore what was said. But this was a moment of affirmation in a young child's life. A time when innocent trust can be nurtured so that it will bloom into faith.
'Honey, you are absolutely right. Let's run through the rain. If GOD let's us get wet, well maybe we just need washing,' Mom said.
Then off they ran. We all stood watching, smiling and laughing as they darted past the cars and yes, through the puddles. They got soaked.
They were followed by a few who screamed and laughed like children all the way to their cars. And yes, I did.
I ran. I got wet. I needed washing.
Circumstances or people can take away your material possessions, they can take away your money, and they can take away your health. But no one can ever take away your precious memories...So, don't forget to make time and take the opportunities to make memories everyday.
To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.
I HOPE YOU STILL TAKE THE TIME TO RUN THROUGH THE RAIN.
They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.
Take the time to live!!!
Keep in touch with your friends, you never know when you'll need each other --
and don't forget to run in the rain!
My good friend Paul sent this to me. He is an inspiration, despite his own battle with cancer he lives life!!! I appreciate him, for a couple of decades now he has sent me a card on my birthday, WOW, what a friend, what a champion.
Taking Time To Run Through The Rain (TODAY:-))
Friday, July 9, 2010
Finally, they agree to meet at the Ocean View Restaurant, because the
waiters are cute and buff.
10 years later, at 50 years of age, the women once again discuss where they
should meet for dinner. Finally, they agree to meet at the Ocean View
Restaurant, because the food is very good and the wine selection is
10 years later, at 60 years of age, the girls once again discuss where they
should meet for dinner. Finally, they agree to meet at the Ocean View
Restaurant, because they can eat there in peace and quiet, and the
restaurant has a beautiful view of the ocean.
10 years later, at 70 years of age, the women once again discuss where they
should meet for dinner. Finally, they agree to meet at the Ocean View
Restaurant, because the restaurant is wheelchair accessible, and it even
has an elevator.
10 years later, at 80 years of age, the girls once again discuss where they
should meet for dinner. Finally, they agree to meet at the Ocean View
Restaurant, because they have never been there before.
Happy Weekend Trails,
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
— John D. Rockefeller: Was an American industrialist and philanthropist
Great advice!!! I love the phrase the better it gets, the better it gets, if we want better, we need to keep looking for better.
Because the worse it gets the worse it gets. I avoid going down the road of gloom and doom.
We choose our thoughts, we choose our reactions to our relationships with family, friends, and co-workers.
Is it making our life better, or worse?
As Mr. Rockefeller states, don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great!!
Expecting Great Things this Wednesday,
PS Team Members, Lynn Folstad, Sue Siegel, Peggy and Gary Harrison arrived to help us this week, a big thank you to them for their long travels to fill in as we leave tomorrow to help produce the Xtreme Barrel Race at the Blackhawk Arena in Salina.
We look forward to visiting in person all our family and friends back in Utah!!!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY ('TRY', BEING THE KEY WORD) TO ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY.
Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins:
1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.
2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.
3 When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.
4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.
5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.
9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.
11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.
CANCER CELLS FEED ON:
a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.
b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved.
c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.
d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).
e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.
13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.
16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.
1. No plastic containers in micro.
2. No water bottles in freezer.
3. No plastic wrap in microwave.
Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well. Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Cast le Hospital, was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.
Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.
Monday, July 5, 2010
I look forward to big hugs and kisses from the Grandchildren. Barrel Racers from 10 states converge in Salina for the big show.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
This is pretty neat.....(30 second video) ... Have you ever seen one of our military walking past you and wanted to convey to them your thanks, but weren't sure how or it felt awkward?
Recently, a gentleman from Seattle created a gesture which could be used and has started a movement to get the word out.
Please everybody take just a moment to watch.... The Gratitude Campaign; .......and then forward it to your friends! THEN START USING THE SIGN.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
May you trust that you are exactly
where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities
that are born of faith in yourself and others.
May you use the gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself just the way you are.
Let this knowledge settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom
to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us."
Have A Wonderful Holiday,
Friday, July 2, 2010
One morning, the husband returns the boat to their lakeside
cottage after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap.
Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out.
She motors out a short distance, anchors, puts her feet up,
and begins to read her book..
The peace and solitude are magnificent.
Along comes a Fish and Game Warden in his boat.
He pulls up alongside the woman and says, 'Good morning, Ma'am. What are you doing?'
'Reading a book,' she replies, (thinking, 'Isn't that obvious?')
'You're in a Restricted Fishing Area,' he informs her.
'I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading.'
'Yes, but I see you have all the equipment.
For all I know you could start at any moment.
I'll have to take you in and write you up.'
'If you do that, I'll have to charge you with sexual assault,' says the woman.
'But I haven't even touched you,' says the Game Warden.
'That's true, but you have all the equipment.
For all I know you could start at any moment.'
'Have a nice day ma'am,' and he left.
Never argue with a woman who reads.
It's likely she can also think.
Happy Weekend Trails,