January 9th 2013 6:19 am
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Jan 03, 2013
Just up the road from my home is a field with two horses in it. From a distance, each 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 of the horses will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to put him down, but has made a good home for him. This alone is amazing.
If nearby and listening, 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 her halter is a small bell. It lets her blind friend know where she is so he can follow her.
As you stand and watch these two friends, you will see how she is always checking on him and that he will listen for her bell and then slowly walk to where she is, trusting that she will not lead him astray. When she returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, she stops occasionally and looks back, making sure her friend isn’t too far behind to hear the bell.
Like the owner 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 see.
Good friends are like this. You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there.
Please listen for my bell, and I’ll listen for yours. Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
After reading this story, my 2013 New Year’s resolution became apparent to me. I shall ring my bell as often as possible, and I invite each of you to join in.
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Maybe there is hope for the humans. I certainly like to think there is.
Happy New Year from the Rainbow Bridge!
Happy New Year....nice story
I hear your bell... and always have as you (Mum) have a gentle and shining Spirit.
I hear.. and add my bell to your resonance...
Love and Hugsssssss
Mommy says der are a line from da movie Seabiscuit (great movie bout a race horse)dat says, "You's don't throw a whole life away jus cause it's banged up a little bit". Dat has always stuck with her.
Furry well told, Jamaica!
Growlmy once saw a couple of dogs, thr older one was holding the leash of the younger one who was blind...and they even were able to run!
Has your furmily evfur seen skiers who are doing that and they are blind? Amazing!
Love always wins.
And dear Flicka's mum, I have heard and will continue to listen for your bell.