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Old 06-18-2011, 04:48 PM
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Thank you all, for being my horse with the bell


Two Horses
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There is a place in the countryside with a field that has 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 puts in our lives to help us when we are in need.

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 that 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 a tough battle.

Live simply,
Love generously,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly...

Leave the rest to God.

THANK YOU to everyone here...you have all been my horse with the ringing bell. I appreciate you all more than you will ever know. I listen for your bell every day, for I know you will never lead me astray.
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Old 06-18-2011, 05:42 PM
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Thank you for this post, touches my heart, I have a small dog who turns 17 on Weds, he is blind and deaf, my other little guy, guides the older one, I guess he must hear the bell!
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:54 PM
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Nice story, I'd never heard it before.

I think a lot of people, when they ask for help from God, expect a burning bush or a voice from the mountaintop to tell them what to do. Actually, they might be getting all they need to know from the people in their lives.

Very cool thought.
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I love that story, and am so glad you shared it!
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:12 PM
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That is a wonderful story and such a good analogy for us all to hold onto. Thank you so much for sharing that.

And thank you for being here...you are leading just as much as you are following!
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:28 PM
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That is a wonderful story!

Thank you for wearing your bell for me
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Loved it!
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