You know, sometimes it is hard not to be drawn down by the negative things that go on in the world. Someone can take a weapon and senselessly kill other humans. And then humans argue that it is their right to own a weapon for which the sole purpose is to kill lots of people. It’s not a weapon for hunting. It’s a weapon for killing people. Lots of people. Why does someone feel they need to have such a weapon? I don’t get it. The founding fathers of the constitution didn’t own AR-15s…
And then I look for stories in dog news and I find examples of terrible animal abuse. Stories so awful I can’t even repeat them.
I find stories of humans who pretend an animal is a “support animal” when it really is not. So it ruins the credibility of people who really DO need support animals.
I find stories about animals who are becoming critcally endangered, because humans deforest their homes. Or pollute their habitats. Or don’t use good breeding practices.
Yup. Humans can sometimes make a real mess of the world. And it can get down right depressing.
But then, you find a story that restores your faith in humans. Like all of those humans who came together to search for a lost dog that they didn’t even know. And those humans who TRULY breathed a sigh of relief when she was found – even though some live in another country or on another continent – and no where near that lost dog. So yes…humans can be good…and underneath it all…I think most of them are….
Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. A day to do something for someone that is just a nice thing to do. It doesn’t need to cost money – it can be as simple as smiling and saying hello, or making a call to someone you haven’t talked to in a long time. You could clean out that closet and donate some of those clothes you don’t wear any more. (HINT-HINT for my human). You can leave an anonymous note for someone and tell them they are great. You can plant a tree (which would be peed on in this household – but it’s the act that counts). You can give your dog an extra treat for no reason. I like that one. A LOT. You can help someone carry groceries. In this house, we dogs would be happy to help UNPACK the groceries. You can donate to a charity. You can make a better effort to recycle. Did I mention you can give your dog a treat for no reason?
We shouldn’t need a DAY to remind people to be nice. But in this day and age, it’s sometimes a good thing to do. When we get pulled down by the negatives in the world, we need to focus on the positives and realize that one little act can make a big difference in someone else’s day. And if we ALL did it…just imagine….
Have a good one. Peace and paws up!
Seizure-free days: 36