For several years now, I’ve felt called to do what I can for causes I’m passionate about. I do a little something on a regular basis to advocate for and support these causes. That might mean something as simple as sharing content on social media one day, and taking dogs out for walks as a volunteer at my local SPCA on another. I truly believe that each of us giving back to our communities will go a long way toward making the world a better place. Yesterday, I read a wonderful story on Reshareworthy that highlights how Sara Cross did one simple thing four years ago, which led to her making a huge impact in the lives of many. Personally, I think she is changing her corner of the world. You can see how she’s doing that here.
One of the causes I’m most passionate about is animal welfare–all animals. I don’t know if it’s because of my heightened awareness around this cause, but it seems that not a day goes by without being brought to tears by stories of horrific abuse against defenceless animals. These stories also demonstrate the incredible resilience of these animals and the courage and determination of the people, like Sara Cross, that help these poor creatures in their darkest hours.
Yesterday, I saw a post about a couple of dogs abandoned not far from my community. It breaks my heart. I can’t understand how anyone can even think of doing such a thing to their pets. And, I can’t count the number of posts I saw on social media this summer about pets being left in hot cars in spite of all the #NoHotPets campaigns, public service announcements and news stories warning against doing such a thing.
“The greatest danger to our future is apathy.” ~ Dr. Jane Goodall
I was also delighted to discover the art of Zaria Forman yesterday. Her pastel drawings are breathtaking and each piece is created to raise awareness of climate change. I encourage you to visit her website and view her Exhibitions page. Perhaps her work is in a gallery near you.