Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Two Horses and one bell

From: Jill K.
Sent: May 15, 2012
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: Two Horses and one bell.

The Moral to this story is so wonderful
Great photos...and great moral to the story.


Two Horses 
Author Unknown

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.



Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by the little ringing bell, 
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....... 

FOR WE WALK BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT


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