November 22, 2012

Givers and Takers

One of my all time favorite people in the world is my Uncle Norm, who over the years has tried to instill words of wisdom into my innate stubbornness. Some of his teachings really did stick, and as I get older, I see more and more of the truth behind them, especially this one: the word is made up of two kinds of people, givers and takers.

And each day it is more and more apparent that the givers find their way to Angels of Assisi, our ever growing rescue fueled by the kindness of this community.

Thanksgiving morning was no different, as people flocked in, taking dogs to the Drumstick Dash, cleaning cat cages, photographing animals in need, painting, assembling new cat colony rooms, doing dishes, giving meds, playing with dogs, filling Kongs, laughing, and enjoying our extended family ties, all for a love of the animals.

On this day, and always, we are eternally grateful for all of you. Thank you for giving from the heart so effortlessly and making making the world a better place.

If nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that--warm things, kind things, sweet things--help and comfort and laughter.

Frances Hodgson Burnett

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