De-Rut for Animals this Thanksgiving (From Janet)
It’s sometimes easy to get into a rut. A rut where everything can feel the same, to the point where it’s easier to do nothing than to get up and get motivated to find something to do.
- I’m bored
- I’m too tired
- It’s too late
- It’s too early
- I have no-one to do anything with
- I’ll start tomorrow
- I can’t think of anything to do
- I don’t have the money
- I don’t have the time
It’s unfortunate that so many people actually live their daily lives by the philosophy that they’re in a rut – but it’s not impossible to get out of one.
One of the best ways to de-rut?
- Think about YOUR blessings
- Be thankful for every one of them
- Promise not to take advantage of them
- Use your blessings to make a difference
What does that mean?
Okay, so you’re bored. But (BUT), you have the luxury of being able to get up, get out, get a drink or grab a bite to eat. If you’re cold, you can go in. If you’re hot, you can open a window. If you’re hurt, you can go to a doctor. If you’re tired, you can rest in comfort and in safety. If you’re anxious, you can go for a walk. If you’re itchy, you can use a back-scratcher.
You get where I’m going with this, right?
- Most animals in need do not have even the most simple luxuries you might take for granted.
No matter what YOUR rut, YOU can do something to change it. It might not be the change you desire on every level, but you CAN do something to change it.
- You can be thankful for what you have right now, and use those blessings to make a difference.
YOU are blessed. No matter what your situation is today, right now, you have the option to turn it around. And that’s a lot.
That’s more than most animals in need have, or hope to have.
If you can change the world for YOU, you can go one step farther, and change the world for an animal in need.
Today, and every day, take a moment to count YOUR blessings, and then use your blessings to make a difference for an animal in need who needs YOU to be their blessing.
Be thankful, be grateful, be appreciative, and live. And then take THAT and make it MORE for an animal in need. It matters.