Thursday, July 1, 2010

Two Horses

There is a place in the countryside with a field that has two horses in it.

From a distance these two horses looks just 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, you will discover that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down; but has, instead, made a good home for him.
This alone is amazing.
And if you stand nearby and just 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 other horse in the field.

Attached to the 2nd horse's halter is a small bell.  Nothing fancy or glamorous, just a simple bell that lets the blind friend know where the other horse is; so he can follow.

As you 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 owner of these two horses, life does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges.
We are watched over and very often have others brought 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 are placed 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.

L. is for the way you LOOK at me
O. is for the ONLY ONE I see
E. is EVEN MORE than anyone that you adore... and

LOVE is all that I can give to you - 
LOVE is more than just a game for two
two in LOVE can make it, take my HEART and please don't break it
LOVE was made for me and you.

*adapted from an email I received by a very special 'bell ringer' in my life.
original author, unknown.
L.O.V.E. by Kaempfert & Gabler for Nat King Cole 1965


Goldibug said...

Beautiful story! Thanks for sharing.

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Simply beautiful! I enjoyed so much!
Thank you!

Flora Doora

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