Today has been a day full of mixed emotions. I'm sure most of you have heard of the story of Lennox in Belfast, Ireland. If not, please search the news and learn of his story. I won't go into detail here because today's update is not about the negativity that surrounds the matter. But there was also the story of rabbits that had been abandoned but are not allowed to live in a particular area. And there is also of course the story of the Loews Hotel cats. While the stories themselves are very depressing but true, it does not mean we have to accept it. Instead, let's turn this whole thing around.
Following these stories via news websites, blogs and Twitter have definitely taken a toll on me. You see, my family and I are HUGE animal lovers. We cry for animals that we don't even know. We always donate when we can. And for the longest time we have picked up strays and nursed them back to full health. We have even adopted from local shelters.
Yes, it is a terrible thing to hear about. Especially if it has really bad endings that should never have happened. But that is where we come in. No one should ever have to wait until something bad happens to attempt to fix it. Because by then it's too late. It should never get to that point in the first place. But at the same time, you know now that you may have not made it in time to save a life the first time, if the issue ever comes back, you know what to do. You can always do something. And because you took that step, a life can be saved.
Animals don't have a voice of their own and need someone to stand up for them. We have a voice. We have things we can do! And I just know that in working together something is bound to happen and for the better! Learn from past mistakes. Educate. Spread the knowledge. And watch it flourish. If a tree can grow from a tiny seed, surely the same goes for a goal if we believe in it enough.
People are afraid of things they don't understand. But when they have the chance and are willing to learn, they might discover they may love it. You cannot think you know everything. As a human being, it's nearly impossible. You cannot judge if you don't know the story. And one of the most important things to remember - never assume. If you feel yourself doing this, please take a moment to do some research. With how easily accessible the internet or the library are, it will only take a few minutes.
We go to school to educate others so that the bad parts of our history are never repeated. We want everyone to have a future and one that we would want our children to have. So if something is happening, research. And if it's definitely something wrong, speak up. A ripple, even a tiny one, can start something bigger. You just have to try.
All of this has got my inspiration going. I am planning something big and you guys will be the first to hear it! I know I'm not someone that has a lot of followers but I do treasure those that I do have! And I know something great will come out of this. So please wait for it!
Many thanks to Raphael over at Fit By Raphael for giving me the boost I needed to make this post, to continue with everything I'm trying and to get me inspired for my future plans! :)
Until next time~
Cuddles & Kisses,