"Horses Dream Of Being Trained The Way A Donkey Demands To Be Trained" Melody Johnson

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Change Begins Within Ourselves – Dare To Dream


 Our attitude is 100% the direct result of how we live our life. I choose to live my life happy, enjoying my family two and four-legged. I choose to live my life as a grateful human even when life has not been fair. I chose to have boundaries. “Great things take time, prayer, patience, planning and the desire to never give up no matter what” No one get’s a free ride.

I pray you find joy and peace in your life, it all begins with one step to change. Our world is most difficult. Seems no other time in the history of our human race have we endured the stresses of today. Please do not let the world change you. You are here for a reason, first we must heal ourselves so we can help others.

Love yourself:

Select Love yourself and do not feel guilty for loving yourself. Seems we are so busy caring for our family two or four-legged that we forget to love ourselves. First we must learn to care for ourselves next we can help others.

Laughter is truly medicine

Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. Laughtertriggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain. Select Laughter to read more.

I am the survivor of a life threatening car accident leaving me with a life-long physical disability. Screws in my pelvis have changed my life this is for sure. Pain is something I live with each day and night and it never ends. I do not like talking about my disability as I live in the moment. I feel sharing with you may help you.

“A body in motion stays in motion” Not moving causes me more pain. Moving too much causes pain and well the balance is a life-long challenge. Pain sucks and changes the person we once were. Sadly most humans have more empathy for a sick animal than a human. Not all some humans still abuse animals and people. Our world is fragile and precious.

Never give up until you find a way to live without insane pain. I will no doubt have pain the rest of my life, but the pain is no longer controlling my life. I am very blessed to have the team of medical providers who cared for me during the trauma and after. My husband and best friend Scott he is truly stronger than me. This  man my best friend has never stopped encouraging me to never give up. He is truly my best friend before he is my husband and I know from this day to my last breath he will always be in my corner as I will always be in his. Love does not give up on one another. Love stays with us forever. No doubt I will be in need of medical attention for the rest of my life. Each person who helps my body is a human angel, I am blessed and so are you.

Dreams do come true!

I have lived in Western, WA my entire life. As a child I dreamed of living on a mini farm in Sequim, Washington.  Today my husband, three dogs, two horses and six donkeys live on the Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC. I work very hard to educate the owner of donkey(s) how to train without abuse and pain and how to feed the desert equine the donkey. The donkey is a serious easy keeper meaning we must limit time on green lush grass and brush and the hooves need to be as dry as possible.

I am one of the lucky ones as I am the survivor of a life threatening car accident. GOD gave me a miracle.

After surviving a life threatening car accident we had to change our life 100%. A move was needed from a two-story home to a one story home and a place for me to keep moving my body but not harming my body. I carry screws in my pelvis for the rest of my life leaving me with nerve damage, pain, spasms and aches that are sometimes horrific. As I age my body hurts more, as the weather changes to damp from the Pacific Northwest the more I hurt.

Trauma Changes Everything Forever

Before I survived the life threatening car accident I was stressed about little things in life and some issues that I could not change as we all love our families. Interesting fact is we cannot make a loved one change, no matter what we do to try to help them. Change comes from within.  I know the little things are not important. It’s amazing how the day trauma steps into our life nothing else matters except survival. I pray you will not need to have trauma in order to change.

God in Jesus Christ name is why I am still positive. I can no longer go for a trail ride, dance, bend or even stand in one place for very long without extreme pain in my ribs and back. My feet are constantly stinging from nerve damage along with ribs and hips aches. The knees and Iliotibial Band Syndrome band (I.T.) is never calm either. I am one of the lucky ones. Most people die after surviving a car accident like I survived. GOD gave me the passion to teach and help the underdog the donkey. Donkeys are seriously in great need of education as they need our help to live in domestication and stay healthy.

I am disabled but I am not dead. I am still able to function, teach and enjoy my life. In fact most people would not even know I am disabled. Living with a disability that is not seen is not always easy. People cannot feel the pain nor do they experience the long nights and frustration of a hidden disability. I live my life with gratitude as I could have died or worse lived with no legs, no brain, or in a wheel chair.

 

 

 

I share my life journey to inspire never to complain. Life is all about learning, growing and sharing. I pray you find love, peace and joy. Life is precious and fragile. Live each day truly as this is your last. 

I am blessed to have my husband Scott, not only is he my husband he is my best friend of almost 25 years. God is amazing.

No matter how hard life is never give up! God in Jesus Christ name will give each of us the wisdom, peace and energy to endure life. We must never give up. Keep on keeping on even when we do not feel like it. Life is all about paying it forward and helping others. Sharing our unique gifts and talents. Each of us has something to share and help. Our bodies were not made to sit around and not move. We were made to create and share.

Joy comes from within, along with peace and harmony. I work very hard to enjoy each day as it is my last as it may very will be. Life is fragile and precious.

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

Melody Johnson

Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

 

 

Audio Bible Is A Gift From God


Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

After surviving a life threatening motor vehicle accident I was stuck in bed and a chair for most of three years. I attended physical therapy for three years, two and three times a week. I wore my horse riding gloves to the gym when I lifted weights so I could see myself riding again. People are visual learners too! Select GOD Created A Miracle For Me to read about my journey.

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Mind Over Pain And Sorrow:

  1. I had a choice to give up or trust GOD! 
  2. My husband of twenty-four years made the choice to keep our little farm and not give up. He is an amazing man. 
  3. My husband gave me audio of the bible to listen to when I was not strong enough to lift the bible and read it. Select Audio bible.
  4. Our marriage grew stronger not weaker during this time of pain and suffering. 
  5. I learned to not worry about the little things. Pay attention to the good things in life. The news, social media is geared to negative attention. I refused to put any negative information in my head. The pain was constant and this in itself was enough negative energy.
  6. Love Life. Share love, I learned to Blog and I gave free donkey training lessons to people who owned donkeys all over the world. I wanted to continue to use my brain and help others. This is something the bible teaches us. Stop thinking about ourselves and help others. Not easy to do in the beginning but the more you do it the better you feel.
  7. Stop feeling bad about everything I failed at. Let it go! Look forward as GOD gave us eyes in the front of our head for a reason. Learn from our past mistakes but move on!
  8. Meet people, rejoice, laugh, smile and understand that I am lucky. Many people had it much harder than me.
  9. Live my life with a grateful attitude. Surround myself with positive people and energy. 
  10. Dream! Never stop dreaming it is never to late to live your life with passion.

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

https://www.facebook.com/Donkeywhisperer

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Never Give Up!


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I am one of those people in life who has not only survived trauma I work very hard to inspire others. I pray my blog brings a smile to your face. I pray you will never give up!

GIVE UP AND IT’S OVER!

KEEP ON KEEPING ON AND YOUR WORLD WILL CHANGE!!!

Melody

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

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Saying Goodbye To 2015! Come On 2016!!!!!


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Hubby and I have been working on our farm since August of 2013. Another year has quickly disappeared, so many great and sad things have come and gone. We are most grateful to GOD for keeping us healthy; emotionally, physically and mentally. We are fifty-five now and this is one of our final bucket list destinations. Living our life simpler with less stress. 2016 we will celebrate our twenty-third year as a couple. Wow!

Great things:

Arena completed.

Hay cut and donated to starving horses as we will grow low sugar/protein hay (sell).

Enjoyed the Olympic Mountains over and over again.

Fences completed, stained.

I created an amazing food garden out of hanging baskets. After the house is completed I will have raised beds.IMG_20150519_133142IMG_20150519_133656IMG_20150519_133744

Living in the 5th wheel has been a challenge in the winter seasons but extremely easy in the spring, summer and fall as we have full sun on our farm, Sequim, WA.

Less rain has helped my body, arthritis and pain will be with me the rest of my life from the Semi-truck accident. Screws in my pelvis cause severe pain and arthritis.

Jewel our twelve year old middle dog had a very dangerous tumor (cancer) on her hip and tummy. Surgery was successful and she is healing she is one strong dog. Thank you Jesus!

We have a new puppy!

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I created my own hand-made Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC Rope Halter/matching lead line with a brass snap and leather end. Sales are outstanding!!!! Thank you for supporting my small business.

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Painful things:

Our dog Sampson died right before Thanksgiving as he had cancer.

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We had our vet send him to heaven no more pain, I cried for three weeks and still call the new puppy his name. I will always love you Sampson! Sampson was our rescue Great Pyrenees/Akita. We had no idea he was sick until one week before he let us know with extreme screaming pain.

I thought I had a publisher for my donkey educational book, turned out to be a scam. Still praying for a publisher.

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My hubby Scott and I are grateful to GOD to give us this farm, let us own the Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC and keep our marriage strong in the middle of some serious test and trials. We are best friends. If you get the opportunity to marry, marry your best friend. Love and friendship must go hand-and-hand as marriage is hard work.

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NEVER GIVE UP!!!!

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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When Jesus says no…


When one door closes you can count on GOD to Open a Better Door!

Ordinary Girl after God's heart


Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve prayed on your knees. You know the prayers where the carpet permanently imprints your skin. I’ve been there!!! I’ve cried out with my face to the floor, begging God to bless me with the healing, the job, the miracle. Praying without ceasing only to receive his answer… NO!
The “no” hits your soul like a crane busting down a brick wall. Leaving us walking on a path we can’t recognize.
The thoughts start to flood your mind… “Why am I here? What did I do wrong?”
But, we MUST believe the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our understanding and our ways are not like his. He knows what is best for us!! We have to STOP banging on the door that he has locked and thrown away the key. Romans 5:3-5 says “And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also:…

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My Best Friend Is My Hubby Scott Of Almost 23 Years!


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I love you Scott!

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GOD has a plan, he takes one extrovert with big dreams and one introvert and mixes this together to make Mr. and Mrs. Scott Johnson. Thank you Scott! Thank you for making all my dreams come true. Thank you for not letting me lay in sorrow after the semi-truck accident and cry, thank you for not selling my horse and donkeys.  Thank you for giving me four more donkeys and another horse.  Thank you for stepping out of the city life into the life of a farmer. Thank you for living in this tiny 5th wheel with me so we can build our last home.

You are truly a farm man now! Thank you for not turning me in for a younger healthy model after the semi-truck accident, you stuck with me and help me live with the pain every day.  Most men would have walked away but not you, you stood by my side day after day and still when I cry from pain you hold my hand and tell me you love me. I am so much in love with you, more than words can describe.

I love you so much and I want you to always remember that the best thing that ever happened to me in this world is you! You are my best friend, my lover, my husband and my partner in this thing called life. I am forever grateful for every minute, hour and day we have together. We never know when our time is up, so we cherish the moments we get! You always make me laugh when I want to cry, you always tell me things will get better. You are truly an inspiration to me and you Scott Johnson are the man of my dreams. You are my Rock and I pray I am for you what you are for me.

This is my love letter to you in public! I know we are private but today I needed to say thank you, I love you to the entire world. As the last year has been difficult but great things are ahead. We started a new business together Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC and soon GOD will provide the resources to start growing low sugar/protein hay on our farm. THANK YOU JESUS CHRIST!

We are now fifty-five and going stronger every day!

 

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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What Is The Meaning Of Easter?


Happy Easter (Next Sunday)

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

Melody Johnson

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Happy Easter
Jesus died upon the cross, It was for gain, not for loss. God sacrificed His only Son. Forgiving us all for which we’ve done. We are often hurt by others, too, It’s up to us on what we do. Do not hang on, not one more day. Let God take all your hurt away. Don’t be a bitter, but a better soul. Resentment surely, will takes its’ toll Satan wants you hurting, for it is his way. Free yourself from bondage today. If you truly do want to live, Think of someone that you must forgive. A parent, spouse, child or friend, Forgive them today, the pain will end. Don’t drag around a ball and chain. Rid yourself of this needless pain. To be like Christ, it must be done. It is time for you to forgive someone?
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