I went out to get the mail and became so excited when I saw a package with my name. I opened the box and there was a gift inside. It had this lucky horseshoe charm attached to the outer box and when I opened the box I found the most beautiful pony made out of stone.
This is 'Flame' (Red Jasper)
A fiery symbol of health, hope, and resilience.
I was immediately brought to tears. Not a huge surprise to most. :) I was overwhelmed with gratitude that this person thought of me when they saw this. I can't even tell you how much I love it!
Inside with the pony was a card that read:
"There's A Pony In There Somewhere!"
Once there were five-year old twin boys, one a pessimist and the other an optimist. Wondering how two boys who seemed so alike could be so different, their parents took them to a psychiatrist.
The psychiatrist took the pessimist to a room piled high with new toys, expecting the boy to be thrilled. But instead he burst into tears. Puzzled, the psychiatrist asked, "don't you want to play with these toys?" "Yes," the little boy bawled, "but if I did I'd only break them."
Next the psychiatrist took the optimist to a room piled high with horse manure. The boy yelped with delight, clambered to the top of the pile, and joyfully dug out scoop after scoop, tossing the manure into the air with glee. "What on earth are you doing?" the psychiatrist asked. "Well," said the boy, beaming "There's got to be a pony in here somewhere!"
Another card explained about the pony:
The pony has been our family's talisman of hope and healing (with a dash of humor) for generations. We hope this pony will do the same for you. Hold it. Embrace it. Tuck it in your pocket or purse. Enjoy it. Never forget that pony's in there somewhere, no matter how deep the pile!
"Always remember, no matter how much horse manure life throws your way, there's gotta be a pony in there somewhere!"
This gift couldn't have come at a more perfect time and from such a beautiful person. I love what it stands for, and I love his name. It has so much meaning to me. I will keep it close and cherish it forever with the prayer of health, hope and resilience!
Thank you to my very special friends!!