Imagine! May’s Calendar Girl 🐴
--by mindyjourney, posted Jan 22, 2022
After discovering that the Choctaw pony - Imagine, whom I sponsor annually for my birthday (and had the privilege to name) was May’s calendar girl, along with her mother Tahiyah, of course I needed to have a few more to share!
“How many calendars do you want?” asked Susan, the president, and executive director of the Sanctuary?
I thought for a moment, basking in the sun-drenched office, where Susan and 2 staff members were busy addressing the paperwork needed to operate the 11,000+ acres of sanctuary for hundreds of horses. Through the bank of windows, I could see a herd of horses off in the distance.
“Four. No. How about five?” I replied, trying to do the math in my head on how much that would be. “Do you take a check? Oh, I forgot my checkbook!” I laughed. “Credit card?”
Susan straightened the small stack of calendars and offered, “How about we give you these calendars. They are our largest introduction into the awareness of our mission.”
Feeling that nudge, I took a deep breath and counter-offered. “How about if I donate to the Hay and Cake Fund?”
We all smiled, feeling that mutual circle of kindness, of giving and receiving, that came full circle.
That’s how it is when we lead with our hearts, my kind friends. We encourage and support each other in our missions to make this a better world.
We even got to see Imagine on our drive out, with her distinctive markings and “medicine hat,” she was easy to spot. All grown up and bigger than her mother now. She was happily grazing in the same herd I had glimpsed while in the office.
Imagine! Wild and free to run…