I do believe that if we all do a little, we can do a lot. I also like to think the good deeds of others will encourage more people to get involved and help where needed.
I want to share a story with you that I hope makes you think. This is a story about a homeless cat, but you could easily make some edits and write it about a homeless family. This post is meant to tug at your heart and to get you to think about what you can do to help in your community.
Tonight one of the people that feeds me showed up late. I was pretty hungry by the time she got home. Sometimes the man feeds me, and he's very nice.
Oh I hope she hurries with the food. I'm so very hungry. It's tough to keep up in this cold weather, and I'm also having to be careful and eat a lot because I'm going to have kittens.
I was so happy when the lady came home. I rubbed on her legs and she talked in a nice, quiet voice. I know everything is going to be OK when she speaks to me. I know she's going to bring me food. Please hurry, lady. The nice lady also puts very warm water in the bowl, and that helps me to get warm on the inside.
The cold weather makes me use a lot of energy. I wish there was more food. I sometimes have to share what the lady brings for me with other cats that also don't have much to eat. I don't like to eat what I find around the trashcans.
Sometimes that food makes me sick. One of my last kittens died from eating bad trashcan food. Another one of my kittens was killed by a dog. My babies didn't know any better.
I like to stay around and see the people that live in the house. They talk to me, and they are always nice. They don't come outside much anymore, because it's so cold. I know a thing or two about being cold. I don't like it.
Last night the lady picked me up and took me into the house. She held on to me, because I was scared. After a while she put me down by the door and opened it so I could go back outside. It was very good to get warm for a few minutes.
I think she knows I use to have a house to keep me warm. The other people I knew threw me outside because I scratched the furniture. I didn't mean to do anything wrong. I just needed to stretch. The other people no longer want me. So now I visit the lady's house for food, kind words and some petting.
I leave the food house and go to a place that's dirty and smells bad. It makes me smell bad. I don't like it very much, but I don't have any other place to go. I'm going to have kittens, and I need to make sure they will have a dry place to grow up.
The lady has two cats that come to the door when she leaves it open. I sniff them, and they sniff back. They seem very nice. Maybe someday I can live in a house that's warm with nice people to feed me and talk to me.
This story is based upon a true story, and it has a happy ending. Mike and I officially adopted this cat. I actually wrote this story a couple of weeks ago. The word around the area is this cat did have a home and she was tossed out after scratching the furniture. She's been running the streets for almost two years, and she's had several litters. We call her Moxie. She has plenty of that.
OK...so I'm getting on my soapbox due to my passion for helping out animals. Once again...that's not really what this post is about.
We are starting a new year. Some of us have had many blessings to count. Find your passion to help others. Find that soft spot in your heart. Maybe you want to help homeless people, mentor a child or donate to your local food bank. My passion is homeless animals, but I don't limit my efforts to one group.
I believe in this saying...if we all do a little, we can do a lot. For your New Year's Resolution consider helping out an organization or two in your area. Maybe you can donate your time, your talents or your money.
I think you will find that helping others is an easy resolution to keep. Do your best to make a difference this year and every year moving forward.
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