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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by nccountrygirl, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    TWO HORSES

    Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it.
    From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing....
    Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him. This alone is amazing. If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field. Attached to the horse's halter is a small bell. It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow.
    As you stand and watch these two friends, you'll see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse, and that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where the other horse is, trusting that he will not be led astray.
    When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, it stops occasionally and looks back, making sure that the blind friend isn't too far behind to hear the bell.
    Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges. He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need. Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives. Other times we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way.
    Good friends are like that... you may not always see them, but you know they are always there. Please listen for my bell and I'll listen for yours.
    And remember...
    be kinder than necessary - everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. Live simply, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly....Leave the rest to God
     
  2. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Wow, what an amazing post. Thank you for a great start to my day.
     
  3. karmical

    karmical Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was really beautiful. I had a horse for 20 years and always felt like we took that kind of good care of each other! Thanks for bringing the memory of that back to my mind [​IMG]
     
  4. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    That's absolutely amazing. Brought tears to my eyes when I read it.



    In some ways, I think God gave us animals to remind us what true friendship and trust really is.
     
  5. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    What an awesome story to read.....thanks for sharing Laura [​IMG]
     
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    That was really sweet!
     
  7. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    awwww
     
  8. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's a beautiful story! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!
     
  9. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    That was fabulous.
     

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