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Offline marinafb

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For all who rescue...
« on: April 09, 2009, 06:18:04 am »
People who work animal rescue are some of the strongest, most courageous people that I know. They see and experience things that most people don’t even want to hear about. They often stand strong for themselves, for the animals, and for those around them, and shed their tears in private after the rescue is complete. At times they are ridiculed for their decisions to stand up against the cruelty of man and are chastised when they choose to

speak out against hideous forms of animal cruelty that is prevalent in our society today.

 

This essay is to help our friends in animal rescue keep a good attitude, be compassionate toward the people who do not know how to be compassionate, and to keep focused on

bringing peace and kindness to our world on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves...

 

If you worry that you have not made a difference, you have, for only those who do not worry about it have not.

If you feel overwhelmed, if the weight of their problems is too heavy to bear, remember it is a shared burden and the strength of numbers can accomplish much.

If you think society and government are blind, it only serves to remind that we need to change one mind at a time, one law after another.

We effect change by cooperation, not by isolation. If you consider that we cannot save them all, and what difference does one make?, you ought to know the joy of the one who is saved.

Mourn those we cannot save, it is a eulogy to their being.

Do not let their loss be in vain.

Be kind to yourself; remember your needs and those of your family and friends of every species.

Strive to be happy and healthy.

You are needed.

Achieving balance in life is a lifelong struggle.

We who help those who do not have all that they need should be among the most grateful

for what we do have.

Be proud of your accomplishment s, not your opinions.

The quality of your efforts is more important than the quantity.

Forgive your own deficiencies – sometimes your caring is sufficient.

Everyone can do something, it is up to you to do the thing you can.

A kind word and a gentle touch can change a life.

If anger wells up within you, because people are the problem, remember your humanity and that people are also the solution.

Concentrate on specific needs, pay attention to the individual - they make up the whole.

See beyond the unlovable, the unattractive, the impure and the wounded - see that their

spirit is as deserving as the rest.

Help them heal. 

Their eyes are windows to their soul and the mirror of your sincerity.

All species, all beings, share this Earth in a chain of life.

Care more about what makes us alike than what separates us.

Policies, rules and regulations are not infallible.

Apply them judiciously, interpret them wisely.

No decision based purely on money is ever the right one.

Listen to your heart. Sometimes we have to do that which we are most afraid of.

Be true to yourself and your beliefs.

Family may abandon you, friends may disappoint you, strangers will ridicule you.

People shun what they do not understand.

Help them to understand - kindly, softly, gently.

Those who do not respect all life are to be pitied.

Often the wrongdoer is as in need of help as his victims.

Forgive, then teach by example.

Educate yourself or you cannot hope to teach others.

No action based in hatred is ever right and anger drowns out wisdom.

Yours may be a voice crying in the wilderness, make it a voice to be respected.

Listen more than you talk, be courteous and reliable.

Learn to ask for help.

Never waiver from the truth.

Know that it takes a lot of strength to cry.

And with every defeat, we learn.

All Creation celebrates that which is in its own best interest.

The Children are our hope - nurture them.

Nature is our legacy - protect it.

The Animals are our brethren – learn from them.

Your rewards will not be material, but they will be meaningful, and the courage of your convictions can survive anything.

We are small boats cast adrift on a cruel sea, but someday the tide will turn toward a safe harbor.

No matter how dark the storm clouds, or deep the pain of heartbreak – never forget:

We are their heroes.

Copyright © Jim Willis 2001,

Author of ‘Pieces Of My Heart’

writings inspired by animals and nature’


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Offline vmimom2006

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Re: For all who rescue...
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2009, 07:40:33 am »
Very well said!
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Offline navarre1316

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Re: For all who rescue...
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2009, 05:53:18 pm »
Amen to that!!!!
God placed me on this earth to accomplish certain tasks...I'm so far behind I'll never die!!

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Re: For all who rescue...
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2009, 05:05:51 am »
Well said. Thank you very much for sharing. I am forwarding this to the other members of the Humane Society in my county. We don't even have a building.

Happy Easter to all.