My name is Shaggy Donkey.
I was not always considered cute.
As a donkey, I don’t hold the stature of a horse or a mule. I am not a beautiful icon of a stallion or race-winning mare. Nor am I a hard working mule; carrying cargo for my owner.
I am a donkey; not a horse or a mule.
Sometimes, unfortunately, you tend to shine the light on the worst of who you are and what you believe. Like a donkey, you may have been ridiculed, abandoned or abused.
Like a donkey, you may feel as though you are out of place, have no friends and perhaps no future.
But I have good news! You see, as a donkey, I carry the BEST qualities of ME. I am strong. I am kind. I love people (even if they don’t always love me). Which brings me to the good news. You see, you also carry the good qualities within your own self. The challenge is, you don’t always see them.
And like all donkeys, I have a unique gift…a secret gift that no human knows exists. I share it with you today, not so you can look at me any differently.
Instead, so you can look at yourself differently.
Read more to discover what Shaggy Donkey has to say about Resiliency to children facing adversity, based on his true story, and his unique gift he has to share with them.