RSS

Category Archives: fragile

Our Three Blonde Doggies Love The New Farm


Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

“We went up to our twenty acre farm in Sequim, Washington today to check on the progress of our dream, oh my how surprised we were to see almost all the parameter fence posts are in.”

Next big job is staining each post dark green the same stain as my current outdoor arena. After that the red brand horse fence is stretched, finally the gates are added and then we will add the top board to hold the fence tight and add the dark green stain to the top as a final finishing touch.

Our new farm is beginning to look like we live here now, we are so excited to move into our farm next spring.  This is the first of many projects to come, we are so grateful to our new neighbors Fred and Dorthy as they took these photos for us to keep forever. Thank you Fred & Dorthy!

meloddogsoctsequm1

melodybuddyfarmlandsequim Melodydogsoctfarmsequim melodydogssequmfarmoct scottdogssequimfarm

Dorthy was taking a photo of us as we walked into her yard and I took a photo of her. Too much fun today!

fencescottmelodytakingphotodorthywhileshetakesphotoofus fencemelodyscottplanning1

scottdogssequimfarm melodydogssequmfarmoct Melodydogsoctfarmsequim melodybuddyfarmlandsequim

newfarmlandscape1

RIOAPRIL2011The parameter fence will look like the fence in the photo below only dark green stain on the posts and top rail.  Same green stain as our outdoor arena, this fence will be beautiful when completed and efficient as Red Brand fence is equine safe and keeps predators out and our dogs in.

Please remember Barb Wire is not safe for equine, select Remove Barb Wire for more information.

OURBOYS2012PLAYING

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

http://wwwyouversion.com/mobile

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

https://www.facebook.com/Donkeywhisperer

 

Tags: , , , , ,

Walking On Water


Howdy,

I am a survivor of an almost fatal motor vehicle accident while riding as a passenger with my GOD mother, looking back in time I had no idea my life was in jeopardy. The worst scenario ever a semi truck smashed into the passenger door where I was sitting.  Today my full-time job is to pray and believe GOD will heal my body and alleviate the chronic insane nerve pain, joint pain, back pain, numbness, deliberating pain the semi truck left me with. Walking with GOD is the only way I can navigate life as I am not strong enough to do this walk without Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, life is just too difficult to navigate without GOD.  

I honestly and transparently share my life experience to help not whine or complain as my husband and I live our life with a grateful attitude to GOD. Everyone has something difficult in their life and we fully understand some people have more trauma and tests than others.  I share my blog to give all the credit to Jesus Christ our Lord and savior, provide hope, information and encouragement in the pursuit of health, love, and happiness in this thing called life we all navigate daily.  Never give up, never stop working towards excellence in your life as we get no more and no less than the amount of effort “work” placed into our life.   Trust GOD for all things. 

Living with a humble and grateful attitude:

I am forever grateful to GOD in Jesus Christ name as I know I could have died and almost died after the accident.  I understand I could have lost my legs easily as eight ribs broke, lung collapsed, grade V kidney tear, pelvis shattered 3 large screws surgically installed to give me the ability to walk again.  Nerve pain is painful and causes sleep deprivation we continue to pray for a complete healing.  Honestly my husband and myself could have never endured this pain and suffering and loss without Jesus Christ as our LORD and Savior in combination with the bible for faith and healing.

Exercise is the key to getting well but exercise can cause more pain so our mind says no more. Sitting and not moving causes pain it imperative to get into a physical exercise program now while you are healthy.  I was physically fit from riding my horse and mammoth donkey, think of staying healthy as a savings account for your life as exercise is medicine. 

Doctors use a pain scale from 1-10 they ask what is your pain today? I have come to accept my full-time job is to try to alleviate pain, get physically strong again, be able to sleep more than five hours a night, smile and laugh more.  Pain robs the person inside of us who is full of joy and happiness, as pain is very difficult to talk about, difficult for people to understand and can make life frustrating.  No medical device can measure the amount of pain the human or animal is in.  We must be able to have empathy and see when a living being is in pain, we must be bold and do our best to stop pain and abuse of humans and animals.  

Walking on water (place a float around my waist) seems to be helping with less pain in the water still suffer from extreme pain out of the water mostly at night when trying to sleep.  Here is a cute video of a doggie doing physical therapy and playing at the same time.  Wondering if water physical therapy can help you or your loved one? Water therapy benefits

Do you have any stories of water physical therapy you would like to share?

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Encourgagement


Howdy,

This is a beautiful maple tree on the Donkey Whisperer Farm, I hope you enjoy this tree as much as we do.

GOD is a faithful GOD we are given the strength to lean on GOD and hold tight to GOD but this takes diligence, prayer, reading the bible, being humble, listening to praise music, attending church, tithing, helping others. It seems GOD will use us to help others and the more we help others the more help will come our way.  GOD uses us to help others and this becomes more of a blessing for us than the person we helped, never forget that you and you alone have a special gift to help another living human or animal. 

Pain and trauma is not from GOD as we live in a fallen world we are not in heaven yet, I work at remembering that GOD can make life easier and GOD will restore everything stolen from our life. How do we know GOD is in control and still on the throne because we are children of GOD in Jesus Christ precious name.  GOD is a faithful GOD he restores everything in abundance stolen from us if we trust him.

Here is a beautiful video shared by Petra Christensen at Parelli showing regular people helping a whale this video made me cry as I love all the animals of the world that our father in heaven created with a special place for the whales as they are the most intriguing to me.  I have seen the whales in the Puget Sound while in a boat several times they are truly amazing.  

What if the people in the boat decided to not try to help the whale? What if they just rowed away?  Thank GOD they did the right thing and restored the whale to her life.  Amazing what people can do when they try.

Encouragement and comfort:

In the day of trouble he will  hide me in His shelter; in the secret place of His tent will he hide me; He will set me high upon a rock. Psalm 27:5

GOD will cover me with his wings; I will be safe in his care; his faithfulness will protect and defend me. I need not fear any dangers in the night or sudden attacks in the day.  Psalm 91:4-5

And this small temporary trouble I suffer will bring me tremendous eternal glory, much greater than the trouble.  For I fix my attention not on things that are seen but on things that are unseen.  What can be seen last only for a time, but what cannot be seen lasts forever.  Corinthians 4:17-18

I call out to GOD in Jesus Christ precious name, the GOD who holds me together.  He sends orders from Heaven and save me. GOD delivers generous love.  GOD delivers generous love, he makes good on his word.  Psalm 57:2-3

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Thank You To All The Care Takers (Angels) In The World


Howdy,

Seems like some days, weeks, months and even years can feel like a severe cold winter hard to get moving hard to stay motivated just want a warm blanket. Equine (horse, donkey, mule), cats, dogs really help me out with these seasons.  When I go to their barn and feed them, clean up, care, rub, talk to them they are always grateful to see me I work very hard to stay in their neutral emotional place just enjoying every day the best I can.  My cats and dogs are always in the house with me and they play a very important role in my recovery.

I  feel the need to say Thank You to all the care takers in the world they are in a very difficult job and it is really hard to work and care for a sick person.  Without these angels GOD has placed in the world, life would be impossible for all the sick people and I know first hand how important it is to feel loved and have people take care of me and my farm when I was physically incapacitated after the semi truck hit me. 

Do you know a human angel caring for a sick or hurting person or animal? Please pause a moment and say a little prayer for this person and if you can give them a thank you note or a day off to go to the movies with a friend.  A simple thank you can refill their gas tank in life and recharge their battery with the end result making the world a better place. 

Are you a caretaker?  Please consider allocating time for yourself and love yourself as no human understands you like you do.  I understand how hard this is but just like we must be planning for retirement we should also be planning for a healthy happy life.  If we are constantly pouring our heart and soul out to someone who is incapable of sharing good things with us we start to burn out and our life becomes too much work and not enough fun.  I have learned that having fun is not an option it is a necessity as I feel better when I get to do fun things with people around me who love me and appreciate me.  Sometimes we just have to contract some work out and if we look at it this way “I’m creating jobs and helping feed a family” and I get some time off life is a little more easier.  Perhaps you have a financial difficulty at this time I know as we had a very hard time after the semi truck accident bills came that we had no plan for.  I bartered with my angel and massage therapist and it was a win-win situation perhaps this can help you or your loved one bartering works.

 

My progress:

I am happy to say that I am moving forward just completed Physical Therapy after going consistently for nine months very difficult, two times a week.  I go to acupuncture once a month for immune system and the doctor visits are quiet again, thank GOD.  Now the hard part comes for me to go on my own to the gym and just do it, no physical therapist pushing me harder to be the best I can be!  I have good days and bad days still but the bad days are getting fewer and the good days are getting longer and for this I am grateful to GOD. 

I just keep on pushing forward and believing that GOD can heal everything and take the pain, I am happy to report the pain is much better now, suffer towards the end of the day and at night but most mornings are good.  I am very grateful for all of my blessings and for each and every one of the people GOD has placed in my life to help me heal most importantly my husband Scott.  I am grateful to GOD for all the people who pray for a complete healing and remove the pain so I can get well to help others navigate life.   I make my husband Scott take off on his Harley and get away as much as possible he comes home very relaxed and recharged.  We have to find that one thing that recharges our batteries in life otherwise we just sit in neutral in life and time keeps on moving on.

Do you have some great ideas for caretakers?

Please leave a comment and I will post so everyone can benefit!

GOD bless you and your family two and four legs!

Melody

GOD bless you and your family two and four legs!

http://donkeywhisperer.com

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Got Donkeys In Your Life?

Got Donkeys In Your Life?

Melody Kissing Rio

Donkeys Can Be Slow To respond, Slow To Move

“Donkeys need us humans to become a person with a plan, most importantly a human the donkey can respect while having no fear. A human trainer using a creative and innovative plan to make things interesting.  Donkeys get bored much faster than the horse and their ability to learn is different from the horse or mule (1/2 horse 1/2 donkey.”

How do donkeys learn different from the horse? 

“Donkeys must be tamed before teaching them any task; riding, leading, picking up the hoof, taking a walk on the lead, and more.  Horses prefer this method too!  Please be patient and remember you are on Donkey Time “kinda like living in a vacation place like Hawaii life is easy and slow in Donkey Time.”

ROCKETMANDONKEYTIME

Donkeys being trained successfully require a safe, fair, loving home where they feel their human partner is the leader of their herd.  Donkeys have a very difficult time learning from a stranger or doing anything for a stranger without their human leader helping.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

People make jokes all the time to me about donkeys “oh your little or big ass.  “ I am quick to reply Ass is reserved for the two legged human, I think it don’t say it and yes I am a donkey whisperer for humans too.  :)

Learning how to train a donkey really helps with the humans in our life that can be an ass as it requires patience, love, boundaries and understanding.  I like to say give everyone the three-second rule to correct the behavior in a fair and practical way no abuse, this works on humans who step over boundaries too. 

What is the three-second rule?

Wait for the animal to make a mistake and correct the mistake within three seconds without abuse but always staying safe as safety is number one.  If we wait more than three seconds the animal has forgot what they did wrong and can not learn the correct behavior.  People need boundaries too, I  have learned it is best to make a correction with another human within three seconds not wait six months or even a year to tell another person about our personal boundary.

Donkeys are visual learners:

If you bring a new donkey into your farm let them have time to soak, stand back and watch you clean the feet of your honor equine, ride them, brush them, you get the picture.  Donkeys learn by standing back and watching our Mammoth donkey RIo learned to open the door simply by watching me and my husband open the door and shut the barn door.  Use this training tool to your advantage.

Taming a new donkey:

I am a home study student of Parelli  I always start out with the friendly game, rope halter, carrot stick, no abuse.  I place the new donkey in a small space, talk calmly to the donkey, look to see if the donkey will take a piece of apple or carrot.  A donkey scared to death will not eat and this is a warning sign to proceed with caution in taming this donkey remember to keep your face away from their hips, rear as donkeys can kick side ways like a cow.  If the donkey will not catch me I wait, sit down read a book and eventually the introverted donkey will come up to me. After I have established that I am no threat to the donkey then I can move on to the next step.

With the rope haler on I begin by saying whoa in a small space, rub their face, try to stay calm and keep my emotions in neutral, tie them up so they cannot move to start this taming as most not all donkeys can be introverted; and then all of a sudden they can get aggressive when scared i.e., kicking, striking or running off with the human.

Donkeys are very physical equine it is important to remember any kind of equine (horse, donkey or mule) can be dangerous you must take responsibility for your actions.  I have learned that most tamed donkeys want their loving time first, scratching, rubbing, talking to them and they love a healthy treat i.e., 1/2 green apple a couple of pieces of carrot.  Learn Parelli and study the left brain introvert and right brain introvert as this program will explain the psychology of the equine in great detail.  Mr. Parelli started out with a mule so he truly understands the patience, consistency, time and all that is needed to be successful with donkeys, mules and of course horses!  I personally am very grateful for the Parelli home study and I am sure all equine (donkeys, horses, mules) are grateful too as I have seen and heard of some very horrific training techniques for donkeys, mules and horses.

Humans are natural predators

All equine can sense who is a good human and who is a bad human (abuse and natural techniques) when the donkey, horse or mule is afraid they do whatever it takes to stay safe.  I highly suggest any person who is new to training donkeys, mules and horses pick a tamed, not abused equine first. Remember all equine need a buddy to live with for their health and safety and donkeys are most happy when living with another donkey and horses are most happy when living with another horse.

Why Do I Love Donkeys and Mules?

Donkeys do not freak out or go right brain on adrenalin very often as they are seriously into counting every calorie, donkeys have a high self-preservation skill.  Donkeys can think all of the time no need to get in a hurry as they understand mistakes happen when they get into a hurry.

Donkeys are usually “not always”  introverted thus people call them stubborn (some horses and ponies act this way with boring work and no motivation, inspiration opportunities) they stop moving their feet, sometimes they just lay down.  The need for a great leader is evident in these equine!

The key to success in training is a human who wants to be a partner to the equine and a human partner who has empathy and works hard to inspire and connect with strong safety boundaries. A human who will SLOW down and wait another day for training,wanting the relationship to blossom more than teaching the task.   As Parelli says “when you take off the halter all you get is the truth” if your equine leaves you or will not come in to you this is a sign of a relationship problem. 

Why do I love horses?

melodlilysept2013

“Horses are majestic and fast, my  horse Miss Lily is a quarter horse but she has some speed in her kinda like a sports car, not for everyone but exactly what I needed to get my life back on track she is a natural leader and if she was a wild horse she would fight to the death to stay on top.”

This is her personality and well it’s mine we are truly mirrored together and I understand her needing to move her feet and run and buck get the endorphins pumping as this is my personality too. Miss Lily is a lot of horse and she is always pushing the boundaries and then finally she can stop and think and go to work, in the wrong owners hands she could become a very dangerous horse. 

When I think back to all the abuse I have seen of donkeys, horses and mules it makes me want to cry! 

Most donkeys are thrown in a pasture with a horse as a pasture mate and well that’s it. “I say you are missing out”  Donkeys are good for us humans who work too much, speed around too fast in life as they make us slow down,  Donkeys help us humans live on Donkey Time, enjoy the moment GOD has placed in our life as we will never have this moment again.  The donkey, horse and mule is a healer and is used for post traumatic stress, physical therapy, and emotional wholeness. 

melodyridingrionobitage7

Short training Video of Rio & Melody - before the semi truck accident

Please remember to keep your training sessions short, drilling does not work with equine especially the donkey as they will stop trying.  Always teach both sides (right and left) of the equine (horse, donkey & Mule) and remember just like people one side is easier than the other.  Try to set the equine up for success so if you are training something new don’t drill and go back to something the equine has mastered and end the training session with the equine succeeding never the opposite.

Please consider another way to train your equine!  Stop getting disturbed by your training with your equine break the negative cycle and provide the equine with a successful training class, set them up for success. You chsoe the equine they did not choose you, you are the smart human, you can do this!

Remember to end the short training session (no more than fifteen to twenty minutes per task) with play time something the donkey, mule or horse has mastered and enjoys.  A small bite of green grass helps on the way back to the barn, trailer, stall etc as you are connecting with your donkey.  I know you are saying they have feed in the barn.  Yes, but the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence and this is an opportunity for you to do something your equine wants to do, get a few bites of green grass just a few minutes of your time really makes the relationship stronger.  Donkeys demand a connection to learn and horses dream of this kind of training.

Donkeys are not horses with long ears

RocketMan2012age18

Please don’t try to make them into something they are not “old cowboy” training does not work for donkeys.   It is much easier to attract a positive result with honey than vinegar and this works with people too; family, business, work, neighbors, give it a try to remember to be grateful for everything in your life and be grateful for everything Jesus Christ has given you to steward over.  Life is a gift and we must cherish each and every moment.

Personalities

Just like people have personalities equine (donkey, mule & horse) have horsenalities as Parelli says “pick your equine carefully”.  Another important consideration is taking your donkey for walks of grazing allowing them to take a bite here and their with you walking next to them.

Dogs and Donkeys

Please remember Donkeys hate dogs instinctively dogs are predators plan to make the training successful when de-senstizing them don’t let the dog chase at your equine ever.  Your carrot stick from Parelli works great to keep the dog in their space if they move in too close to the equine as it just takes one kick and the dog is dead, no do over.

Please remember with GOD driving your life in Jesus Christ name your opportunities are infinity!  Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life.  Proverbs 4:23 NIV

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

http://wwwyouversion.com/mobile

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

https://www.facebook.com/Donkeywhisperer

 

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Why Do People Call Donkeys Ass?


If you own a donkey you understand the difference between a donkey and a horse for sure!  Perhaps you are considering a donkey? Please understand donkeys & mules (half horse and half donkey) require health just like the horse; shelter, clean mold free low sugar hay, feet trimmed, teeth, veterinarian and one more thing donkeys are easy keepers.

Select Wikpedia What is the meaning behind Ass  to read more.

What is an easy keeper?

Donkeys are always easy keepers and require low sugar (below 10% NO alfalfa hay) shots, clean water, love, exercise, training, rubs, talked to and shelter whew! Donkeys CAN NOT stay healthy in big pastures full of green grass as this causes laminitis (sugar diabetes in humans) interesting article by Pete Ramey http://www.hoofrehab.com/HORP-061200-LAMINITIS.pdf

Donkeys were created by GOD and to prove it GOD placed a cross on their back, the cross is easy to see in light-colored donkeys and difficult to see in the dark-colored donkeys.  Donkeys began their existence in the desert eating very little a bite here and there and of course donkeys have those magnificent ears to alert them early to predators for survival of their species.  Please remember if you commit to a donkey you really should commit to two donkeys as donkeys are happier in every way when living with another donkey.  It is my opinion the mini donkey is the least amount of money for purchasing and care; hay, vet, clean up and much easier to train as they are miniature donkeys physically easier manage.   I highly suggest Parelli http://www.parellinaturalhorsetraining.com  to learn how to train a donkey as there are very few donkey trainers in the world so home study is your best option.   I offer free support at my website http://www.donkeywhisperer.com.

Both of our donkeys are Johns; geldings (Johns are for gelded mules only) Rio (mammoth) and Rocket Man (mini) or in horse language (gelding cannot reproduce) and both of them are introverted and afraid of new things.  Not all donkeys are afraid of new things and gelding are usually easier than jacks (stallion) in horse world.  Jennies (mares horse world) can be more difficult as they can reproduce so please remember this.  My training is completely different for my donkeys than for my horse (mare) as she is extremely fast and extroverted I must match her personality with my timing and plan of action to stay safe and keep her as a model equine with respect for humans. Interesting thought; some ponies can act like donkeys more whoa than go and will not move their feet.

If you open your home, heart and bank account to a couple of donkeys (the only animal in the bible GOD gave the ability to talk) be prepared for the donkey bug as donkeys are that special!   This applies when donkeys are lucky enough to be cared for by a human who treats them with clear black and white (no gray) leadership, love, respect and no abuse of any kind.  “On the other hand if the human is a human Ass the donkeys will not be loving and friendly as they are into self-preservation first and most importantly”, just like you or I would be if we were being abused by a human Ass.

I say “Ass is saved for the human and used when needed only by the human’s ability to care for any living thing including the donkey.”   Thus I wear my shirt saying “I am the ass whisperer whenever I am dealing with humans as it creates laughter, lightens everyone up.  I never call the donkey an Ass as they are the sweetest loving equine (horse, donkey, mule) I have ever encountered in my entire life UNLESS the human Ass has abused the donkey.  When encountering a donkey that has been subjected to the human Ass abuse it is very difficult to heal/train the abused donkey and sometimes not possible.  Sadly now the donkey that has been abused is scared and can become very dangerous as donkeys are into self-preservation the same as you or I would be if treated inhumanly.

Taming a new donkey:

I use Parelli “friendly game”, rope halter, carrot stick, no abuse put the donkey in a small space, talk calmly to the donkey, keep your face away from their hips, rear as donkeys can kick sideways like a cow.  I begin by saying whoa in a small space, rub their face, tie them up so they cannot move to start this taming as most not all donkeys can be introverted standing still and scared to death or can get aggressive when scared. Donkeys are very physical equine it is important to remember any kind of equine (horse, donkey or mule) can be dangerous you must take responsibility for your actions.  I have learned that most tamed donkeys want their loving time first, scratching, rubbing, talking to them and they love a healthy treat i.e., 1/2 green apple a couple of pieces of carrot.  Learn parelli as they explain the psychology of the equine and Parelli started out with a mule so he truly understands the patience, consistency and all that is needed to be successful with donkeys and for Mr. Parelli & Mrs. Parelli I am grateful and I am sure all the donkeys that get this training are grateful as I have seen and heard of some very horrific training techniques for donkeys, mules and horses.

Why did I name my farm and website the Donkey Whisperer in lieu of Ass Farm etc.?

GOD in Jesus precious name gave me the idea and the domain name was available at just the correct time for me and to GOD I am truly grateful.  I want to help all the equine and the humans live a life of promises as GOD has written in the bible.  While the world is in turmoil GOD is holding his children close to him and GOD is making a way for his children to smile in the middle of the storm. GOD has brought smiles, peace, purpose, safety, love, success to our lives as we honor GOD in Jesus precious name over and over every day.  When you say the simple prayer “Jesus come into my life I make you my Lord and Savior” we believe GOD will change everything in your mind, body, spirit and life.  GOD never said life would be easy here on earth but he did say he will never forsake us or leave us as we are his children.

Summary:

Save the word ASS for the human and use as needed (just think it don’t say it) I promise it will help put a smile on your face, please call the donkey a “DONKEY”. Smile

GOD bless you and your family two and four legs!

Melody

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

 

Tags: , , , , ,

Ideas To Help Reward Ourselves On A Budget


Howdy,

Please feel free to take a virtual smell of one of my roses from my garden a couple of summers ago!

I have learned I must reward myself on a budget every day as every day feels like it is a serious struggle, more work than fun especially after the semi truck accident last April.  Most of life is all about the boring tedious things that we must get done every day, laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning the house, paying our bills, working, trying to be the best we can be in life.  Freedom comes when we realize that these things are a blessing as we are physically able to walk, talk, work, clean, organize, plan, create, share and innovate positive changes in our life and others.

I refuse to give up on the pain, trust GOD is healing my body and continue to work hard to heal my body and do everything I can to get my physically active life back.  Living on a farm is hard work and it takes a committed hard-working human to keep the farm running and all the animals healthy and cared for in optimum health as domesticated animals depend on us to care for them.  Physical therapy, feeding my equine, acupuncture for immune system, pain and chiropractor are filling up my schedule.  I can honestly say that faith in GOD and having an outstanding internist medical doctor and acupuncturist working as a team can truly keep our immune system working in optimum performance.

Ideas To Reward Ourselves On A Budget:

1.  Take a hot bath with candles that have a smell you love in the water or candles as smell is the most primal force to help us relax.

2.  Purchase some comfortable pajamas and wear them one day and do nothing except relax and read something positive or watch a good movie.  Feels great to relax and recharge our bodies. Do not stay in neutral in life get up and do something as too much of anything is not healthy the key is “balance” in everything we do.  This is why GOD says in the bible Sunday is the rest day we are created to rest one day a week.

3.  Try and keep fresh flowers in your sight of your home as flowers remind us of spring, summer and the power of life.  Seasons come and go and flowers really help.  Pray about this and GOD will show you who has a flower garden and most people who have a flower garden want to share their flowers. 

4.  Make time to spend with that special friend to go out to lunch, hug, cry, listen, laugh and be grateful for the friends GOD has placed in your life.  If you have no friends pray GOD will provide you with the right friends for the right time in your life.  If you have a friend that is draining you let this friend go and continue to pray for that friend in Jesus precious name.

5.  Go for a drive on the internet and explore vacation places in your mind as the only cost is the internet cost.  If you cannot afford the internet go to your public library.  Driving on the internet cost nothing but feels great!  Save your money and plan on a vacation down the road to a new place or familiar place where you can relax and breathe, exhale be grateful to GOD in Jesus precious name for your life.

6.  Be a blessing to another person or animal this can be simple or as detailed as you personally want to share.  Remember everything we do in Jesus Christ name is a blessing and GOD wants us to be human angles and help one another.  After the semi truck accident I had so many human angles flooding my life and helping me and my husband navigate life and helping our animals on our farm.  To all of these angels we are forever grateful and will never forget what each person did for us and our farm.

7.  Volunteer to help an organization that you are interested in learning or having a new hobby in cost no money but you get the win-win effect from volunteering.

8.  Live every day as this is your last as it very well can be we have no idea when our time is up only GOD knows this answer.

9.  When spring comes go to a park and smell the flowers, look at the beauty of the park

10.  Look in the mirror every day and give yourself a big hug and be grateful that GOD made you exactly the way you are.  Only one human in the world like you!

GOD bless you and your family two and four legs!

Melody

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,069 other followers

%d bloggers like this: