by Cheryl Reed
I'll never bring about world peace. I won't single
handedly save the rain forest. I'm not a brain surgeon and I'll never
transplant an organ to save a life. I don't have the ear of a powerful
politician or world power. I can't end world hunger. I'm not a
celebrity, and God knows I'm not glamorous! I'm not looked up to by
millions around the world. Very few people even recognize my name. I'll
never win the Nobel prize. I'll never save the rain forest or end global
warming. There are a lot of things that I'll never do or become.
But today I placed a dog!
It was a small, scared, bundle of flesh and bones that
was dropped off in a shelter by unfeeling people that didn't care what
happened to it, but yet who were responsible for it even having
existence in the first place.
I found it a home.
It now has contentment and an abundance of love. A warm
place to sleep and plenty to eat. Two little boys have a warm fuzzy new
friend who will give them unquestioning devotion and teach them about
responsibility and love.
A wife and mother has a new spirit to nurture and care
A husband and a father has a companion to sit at his
feet at the end of a hard day of work and help him relax and enjoy life.
And a sense of security, that when he is gone all day at work, that
there is a protector and a guardian in his home to keep watch over his
No, I'm not a rocket scientist. But today, I made a
[Editor's Note: We felt this message was important to
include to show that even the small actions for animals count, however
we want to make mention that it isn't the animal that teaches
responsibility - it is the parents.]
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