we live in a world where we have so little control.
Carol · Dec. 18, 2012
a world where horror upon horror is perpetuated....it seems like no one is safe. the most vulnerable and innocent are often the victims...animals, children, the elderly, the peaceful non combatants..the weak.
this is a global issue..where violence, devastation and destruction are led by a souless heartlessness......to become the solution.
but it is a solution to what?
how do pain and suffering...how do rivers of blood.... heal anything or anyone?
however...we do have some power..we do have some control. we can make personal choices to live in a more compassionate and honorable world. every day opportunities arise for us to inject some kindness, some caring, some respect into this world.
it doesn't have to be huge, or earth shattering notable..
it just has to be real.
we need to fill our souls with kindness, with patience, and an appreciation for the gift of life all around us. we need to let go of our own demons.... frustrations, envys, angers, fears, hopeless and helplessness and be grateful the life we have been given.
maybe it isn't perfect and maybe we need to work hard to build something better..but destruction won't help us get there....rage just moves it further away.
i believe in the world that i want to live in...i see it nurtured with kindness and caring...i see it protected by respect and honor and i feel it sustained from within by simple responsible living.
i do feel the safe warmth of joy we are capable of sharing.
maybe one day, the angry and broken will feel it too.
the light of hope floats for all who dwell here.
Sometimes it's the smallest things that can make a difference in someone else's life. Something as simple as a smile at a stranger who is having a shitty day can change the way they see the world that day.
It is easier when you work with animals, though. They appreciate every pet, scratch, rub, and treat. It is so easy to make them happy.
I took Shep (the 16 year old border collie from Nelson) to the pet store today and bought him a pig's ear (which he picked out of the basket himself - biggest one in there). He was so happy and proud on his walk back to the shelter. It warmed my heart to see him so full of himself.
I hope we can find him transport soon.