Nearly six months ago, I became curious about the level of protection available to our local law enforcement K9s. When I called the county Sheriff's office, I found that they didn't have any tactical vests at this time. Why? K9 tactical vests retire with the dog.
Each dog is measured for a custom fit vest. When the dog retires, his vest retires with him. Often, budgetary restrictions make tactical vests a luxury item for K9 officers. Lt. Barry Kittoe told me that the dogs have been without vests for 15 years. That was all I needed to hear.
Lt. Kittoe put me in touch with a company who would measure each dog for a custom vest, and the vests arrived Friday and each dog was awarded his life-saving protection.
One of the things I love about having my own company, is that my level of income is completely up to me. The more I hustle, the more I prosper. There many good reasons to hustle more. What can you do with the resources you produce? Of course you can take care of your family. That's a given. Save for retirement? Again, a given.
But what about beyond that? What if you were able to use some of your resources to change lives, circumstances and outcomes? I feel like I've been incredibly blessed in my lifetime. One of my fiscal habits is to give away 10-20+ of my income annually. Some years it exceeds that, some years it's a little less, but it is always in that range.
This year has been a very good hear for Cornerstone Business Group, Inc., so I've had the privilege of sharing the benefits of a good year. The K9 vests are the latest beneficiary of our year. I want to challenge you to consider doing similar acts of kindness. It doesn't have to be K9 tactical vests, but it could be some other charity or great cause.
Proverbs 3.27 "Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God's hand for that person (or K9 in this case)."