Previous entries of mine have talked about the evil in the world, mostly that inflicted on animals, and I am in no way doing an about-face regarding that. There are so many disgusting and disheartening things to be seen daily. But today, I want to do something else. Yes, there are those things that are born in the darkest corners of the human mind, but there are amazing, beautiful, wondrous things, too.
There IS love out there, the love of people to make a CHANGE, and even to BE changed whether they want to or not. I have been doing what I can to change the injustices out there, and I am but the metaphoric grain of sand in the movements I have joined.
I read an article today by someone who fostered animals, including dogs, but never considered herself a dog person until her family fostered, then adopted an aging pit bull, and helped him to live the rest of his years with dignity. I also saw a PSA featuring a player on the St. Louis Rams football team for pet adoption. I signed a petition for the protection of wild buffalo and other creatures.
But it’s not just about animals. A friend of mine supports Somali Mam Foundation, an organization that’s fighting to stop human slave trafficking. There are movements to protect children. There are movements to save the environment. Speaking of which, I received an email today that a bunch of jungle land that was going to be destroyed to make paper plates was saved, as per a petition I had previously signed.
There is darkness, but there is also light.
There are still individuals that care, saving farmland, saving the underprivileged, saving animals, saving the subjugated. There are the people that even FIND OUT about these troubles in the first place, and act to CREATE the petitions I and others are signing, and making sure it’s all sent where it needs to go. THAT can only be called LOVE.
It’s still here in this world, though it faces many obstacles. But instead of focusing on those obstacles, today I want to focus on and be grateful for the people tearing them down. Because I want to express what they’ve been expressing: LOVE.
Becoming a Dog Person, article about the aging pit bull
HOMEGAME with PSA, PSA for pet adoption
(Look, I figured out how to install links!)