From Carley: “I have been told that I am the smallest of the equine family on the farm. I think that is wonderful. I also have the loudest voice and I think that is important. I love proclaiming to the world that we are here. Being a donkey is a privilege and I am so lucky to have this life to be who I am. My life didn’t start out to well, but I was very young when I came here at only a couple of years old. So I have now known more kindness and good than I’ve known of the negative things. I can now use that to help others, including my other donkey friends who came from a place of darkness but were there for way longer than I was. Many of them lost hope and have had trouble getting it back again. And that is why I need to have the loudest voice. Because I need to proclaim the trust and kindness and safety in the world to speak over the despair and lack of hope. Those of us with joy must talk loudly so that those who aren’t as fortunate can hear us through their own fears and doubts. That is what I do. That is who I am. Now, I’d like to know about you. Who are you? I can’t wait to meet you!”
Each day through December 31, as has been our annual tradition now for many years, we will share with you a message from one of the animals of Spring Farm CARES. We hope this will provide you with a bit of inspiration for your day.