I’m just going to be right up front with you, this article is probably going to seem like a love letter to our volunteers at The Right Path, mostly because that’s exactly what it is. If you have ever volunteered at a nonprofit organization, you know exactly what I’m talking about. People of all ages show up to give their time, energy, and skills, willingly knowing that the only compensation is the joy of serving others. Although if you’re lucky, you might get to witness the difference you’ve made in someone else’s life.
Instructor Sue Haley helps talk an anxious participant through the mounting process, with supportive volunteers standing by. Many people assume that therapeutic horsemanship involves mostly riding, but much of the positive experience can happen without even getting on the horse. “A little boy came to ride today, and it was his very first time…” Leslie … Continue reading Marching On
Photo: Leslie Kirkland, founder; with Michael, William's Walk Driving Program Participant; and horse, Bud. What makes a great organization great? Well, its values, for one. It's people, for another. But more importantly, the values driving its people truly set a non-profit apart. What would motivate someone to give up their time, energy, talent, or financial … Continue reading Motivated By Love
The Secret to This Semester's Smiling Successes “Can I tell you something about me?” the boy with the cutest little smile asked. “Sure!” I replied, surprised by his boldness. I had only just met this little fellow from Mrs. Wooten’s class. “I’m a really great hugger,” he said, throwing his arms open wide. **heart melting** … Continue reading Rotations, Rotations, Rotations