Blind Horse, Guide Horse

The following is a beautiful story, but it is not my story.  It touched me deeply when I read it and wanted to share it with you.

“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.

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 life
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 to find their way.”

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

Author Unknown/ Image source Unknown

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About catlas

Just a girl who loves technology and her Apple products and who uses those cute little “i” pad, pod, books to read, search, socialize, game, and type out her random thoughts.

Posted on November 3, 2011, in Blogroll and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. amazing post (~_~) bows humble
    an inspirational story indeed.

    Art!

  2. Fine story. Hope this works for blind mules, too. 🙂

  3. THIS IS VERY TOUCHING—–MAKES ONE STOP AND THINK, IN THIS WORLD FULLED WITH STRESS AND RUSHING HERE AND THERE—!!!

  4. catlas, may we all wear a bell for someone. May we all in our various blindnesses be so graced (as you remind that we are indeed graced) with a friend who will wait to affirm we hear its tinkling bell. This has gone a long way to resolving my qualms about my own post for tomorrow. Always appreciate your tips on my posts.

  5. catlas, unable to access your post of 11/04/2011, entitled “Let Your Love Flow” in order to post a comment directly. But I felt a LOT of empathetic pain when reading that post in my email. Well said, of course, and brave of you to tackle this level of unrequitedness-degenerating-into—–what?selfishness on the one part and being-too-trusting on the other part?
    Also, thanks for liking the way I think!

    • Thank you, Gran. I just fixed it. I am ashamed to admit, but right after I posted it, I had second thoughts, and deleted it. When I saw your comment, I decided to re-post. 🙂

  6. Excellent story and comparison to all of us!

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