Make A Difference

20 Oct

We all feel the love here!

How can a simple question evoke tears from me?

Simple, it is a question asked in the innocence of a ten year old that wants to make a difference.  The assignment was given in her elementary class, Make a Difference in the world by doing a kind act to people that you feel would benefit from it.

The question came from her parent, “Miss Jill, would you mind if my daughter had a bake sale for your farm?  She has been given an assignment to make a difference in someone’s life and she has chosen your farm?  Could you use the money to purchase treats for your horses?”

Ironically this was a child that does not ride at my farm, she just wanted to do something for me because she wanted to make a difference.  I was touched deeply.

A few days later and another call came.  This time she and two of her friends were going to approach Chick Fil A and see if they would sponsor my farm.  The answer came back with a yes.  Chick Fil A would give me a portion of their sales on October 25th from 5-8 PM.

Why does kindness and thoughtfulness choke me up?  It is because they thought of a farm that is trying to make a difference in the lives of others that they chose to make a difference in mine.

Thanks girls for thinking of me, my horses, and my farm.  You are true blessings!

Has anyone ever done something kind for you that was unexpected?  Please share, I’d love to hear!!

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7 Responses to “Make A Difference”

  1. carolynpageabc October 20, 2012 at 7:10 PM #

    Very touching, indeed. I too, would get ‘all choked up’, I’m sure…

    • anythingforhorseandrider October 21, 2012 at 12:23 PM #

      Thanks for relating. It is always awesome to hear that someone wants to do something nice. I was very touched.

  2. billgncs October 21, 2012 at 1:39 AM #

    great news!

    • anythingforhorseandrider October 21, 2012 at 12:24 PM #

      Owning a farm is full of expense. To know that they were thinking of me was awesome!

      • billgncs October 21, 2012 at 12:30 PM #

        yep, and horses are so delicate. It is amazing they can survive in the wild so many things can go wrong…

        Maybe delicate but tough.

  3. Kim Taylor October 29, 2012 at 3:14 AM #

    Everyone can make a difference. But for a little child, to do something unusual is really great. I also have an experience with a little young girl that she really impressed me when she cared for me when I was sick.

    • anythingforhorseandrider October 30, 2012 at 1:33 PM #

      Hi Kim,
      You are right. Everyone can make a difference, I was touched that these children decided to help my little ol’ farm.

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