Disabilities teach us how to do things differently
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DisabledHikers.com now exists, and the first guide is up, with several more currently being written. It is a hefty task – each hike, when taken with the perspective of writing a guide, takes twice as long as usual. The guide takes at least 3 hours to research, write, and edit, and an additional 1-2 hours to format, edit photos, and post on the website. Then I spend several hours promoting the site so people know about the resource. All in all, I spend at least 10 hours publishing each guide.
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Did you know that praying to GOD is just like talking to a friend?
Yes. God in Jesus Christ name is waiting for us to talk to him. God wants us to reach out for the smallest things such as a parking spot. God loves his children all of his children. No person is perfect. God created us and he understands we all make mistakes. God forgives us the minute we ask for forgiveness. God gives us the courage and strength to never give up when things get way too difficult. Never give up!
Like many people I was not a christian until later in my life. God has always been with me this I know for sure. God waits for his children to come to him “free will” and when we come he shows us exactly the right blessings, miracles, and even bible verse when we open the bible. As we grow with Jesus prayers are not answered so fast. God wants to see if we will wait and not complain while waiting.
I have learned that GOD in Jesus Christ name can plant a dream, seed, interest, desire inside of our mind but the final outcome can take days, weeks, months and years. The blessing is on its way the minute we trust GOD and pray. Please understand we will never get every prayer answered. Pain and suffering is all part of the world we live in as this is not heaven.
I am physically disabled but I have never stopped learning, sharing and enjoying my life. While I was stuck going to physical therapy for three years after surviving the semi-truck accident it hurt, I did not want to go. Three years is a very long time. I was not strong enough to hold my bible. My husband gave me the bible series MAX Mclean bible so I could listen to the bible in bed. I prayed and prayed and when it was time to lift weights to increase my strength and muscles from atrophy I wore my horse and donkey riding gloves. I share this personal memory to help the person reading this blog post never give up. Its very hard to never give up and easy to give up. The end result will be better if we do not give up on life. A smile is everything to a person suffering. A prayer from you to the person suffering will give this person strength. Praying is truly a beautiful gift from Jesus Christ.
Why wear equine riding gloves to physical therapy?
My dream, goal was most difficult to ride again with large screws in my pelvis, broken ribs, a body that is simply shattered. For me visualizing riding again gave me strength. Perhaps this will help you in some way, thus why I am sharing. I had to see myself strong enough to ride again, my horse/donkey riding gloves did this for me.
Eight years later;
I no longer get to trail ride or ride for long time frames but I do get to ride. I do get to train others to train the donkey via E-VIDEOS worldwide. Select http://www.donkeywhisperer.com/onlinetrainingcourse.htm to see our DONKEY 101 training series. I am now selling donkey soft yacht rope halters made to fit a donkey not a horse with beautiful outstanding lead lines and a brass snap. Dreams do come true! Helping others is something I love to do. Ensuring the donkey is treated with respect and never abuse is very rewarding. God has given me purpose. 🙂
Most importantly I was able to keep our farm and even grow our farm. My husband is the reason this gift was given to me. Without my husband in my corner I would have never survived the semi-truck accident. My husband is a gift from GOD. I love my husband Scott so very much he is my best friend and my husband of twenty-five years. Our farm provides us with physical, emotional and mental health. Our animals give us so very much more than we could ever give them.
2018 we will start selling riding reins. GOD is amazing!
We love all of life and we feel honored and blessed to share our farm and life with you. God gives us intuition and knowledge to make a good or poor decision. We just need to pray and ask for guidance.
Billy Graham died today, tears! God has brought his child home. 2/21/218
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!
Please never park in a disability parking place unless you are disabled or riding with a person living with a disability. Living with a disability is hard enough. Getting groceries, running errands when we are disabled is difficult and in many cases painful.
Please have mercy and treat others as you want to be treated. A life-long disability is exactly what you just read “LIFE-LONG”.
People living with disabilities would love to be able to walk and not need to use a disabled parking spot. 🙂
Life on the farm has slowed down a little. Soon it will be hay season again but not quite yet. The farm has four seasons. Each season reminds us of how important it is to re-charge.
The farm is a bit wet and muddy at the moment. The robins have returned to the farm this is a good sign as perhaps spring will come early. The trumpeter swans fly over our farm morning and night what a glorious place to get to live.
The farm is full of Sequim mud at the moment. Wow this mud sticks to everything and it makes a bit of a mess. All the donkeys and horses got out today and enjoyed the sunshine, a run and a roll. I worked hard to make sure each bucket was washed clean and all the stalls were tidy. One of the most important parts of owning equine (donkeys, horses and mules) is keeping the farm clean. All living creatures need clean water.
Living on the farm gives us a great purpose. No time be lazy ever. No matter if we are sick with a cold or worse we must take care of the farm and all the animals living on the farm.
Hubby and I are aging this is all part of life. Living with a physical disability takes a certain mind-set to never give up. Most importantly I pray every day to keep walking and moving. God in Jesus Christ name has provided us with this farm and the miracle of my life. In 2010 I survived an almost fatal car accident while riding as a passenger, I did nothing to deserve this disability and pain. My life has never been the same. I live each day with gratitude and peace. I am working really hard to build our little business the “Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC”. God has a plan for all of us. We are blessed every day to get to live on our farm in Sequim, WA.
Each time I feel the need to wonder why? I think why not me? Lots of people have worse things happen to them then what happened to me. God takes bad and makes good. God loves his children, our world, our universe and all the people and animals living on it. We must remember to pay it forward each day and never take anything for granted. Each moment is a gift. The car accident only took a few seconds. Seconds in time that I will never understand why? Yet here I am writing to you when I should be dead. Faith is something we cannot see yet. Never give up and trust GOD, pray and stay the course, run your race. Each person has a reason to be here at this exact moment in time.
As I am aging with this physical disability I work hard to keep moving. The body was built to stay in motion, it hurts to walk and move in the cold so I layer and wear lots of extra warm clothing. In extreme cold I must limit the time outside as my body has gigantic screws in the pelvis. If the screws get cold I am in extreme pain. So the key is not to get too cold.
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.
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!
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