“I Own a Donkey”


I Own a Donkey

I’ve talked about it a few times, but never dedicated a post entirely to our donkey, Moonlight Poet.  Yes, our family owns a donkey, and it’s definitely something worthy of a #MakeitHappen Monday post.

People ask me all the time, why do you have a donkey?  Well, the quick answer is….why not?  A little longer answer would be, because I’ve always thought donkeys are cool, and we had the opportunity to buy one.

But the long-form answer includes the fact that we’ll soon be moving to our Caribbean farm and when she’s strong enough, our donkey will help us haul vegetables from the bottom garden up to our house.

Oh, and believe me….when she gets older, I’ll also be riding her.  Yep, I’m going to be that crazy white man who rides his donkey down to the little corner store to pick things up.  If she was a horse, I’d ride her even further.

I’ve lived my life in a way that allows me to vocally say some very awesome things.  To be honest, many times my motivation for accomplishing something is so that I can say that I did it.  Truth.  So yes, I can say….“I Own a Donkey”.  I love it.

What super cool thing do you want to vocally tell the world?  #MakeitHappen

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