Sunday, October 30, 2011

Two Horses- Author Unknown

This beautiful story was given to me by an english teacher who got it as an email:

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 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

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 places in our lives.
Other times we are the guide horse,
helping others find their way. . . .

Good friends are like that . . . You may
not always see them, but you know
they are aways 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 deeoly,
Speak kindly . . . . .

And leave the rest to God!


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