(I hear those sighs of relief!)
so what does it take to be a rescue gatekeeper...
you might be surprised.
it does not require a saint, hero or a martyr. it does not require any real special talents. good looks, stylish dressing, a PhD, artistic or musical ability is not mandatory (good thing for me!)
it is a simple and basic recipe available in each and every one of us.
the ability to take life with a grain of salt.
the courage to be real.
the willingness to both laugh and cry....a lot.
a finely tuned internal and external antenna.
a good set of proverbial ear plugs.
toss in a pinch of patience, a bit of faith, some good old fashioned common sense, a dollop of real..(not half assed) commitment and mix it all up in an open mind with a deep love and respect for all other species.
soak it with well travelled thoughtful waters
and poof...a new gatekeeper appears.
try it..it is a good, tried and true recipe for rescue and then come and see me cuz I know of a great future gatekeeping opportunity!