People are pretty annoying, I’m not gonna lie. Most days I’m on sensory overload and long for peace and quiet, and mostly, I do get that. But in the grander scheme of things, the majority of people are good and they do mean well.
I saw this quote on a friend’s Facebook timeline today and it really struck me. I don’t know why it evoked such a reaction in me, but I teared up about it.
Acts of kindness, no matter how small, can make or break someone’s day. Someone’s week. Someone’s life, in some cases. And i’m sure if you think back on an instance where you made one small kind gesture for someone, it probably made you smile too. I know it does for me.
Note to Self (and to You) for 2022: Everyone is doing their best to get through this pandemic. Let’s not forget our manners, and our humanity.
Recently Jeffrey and I fostered a little puppy, Oswald, in hopes that he’d be a great companion for my girl Grace. Unfortunately it did not work out. It was with great sadness and disappointment that we had to bring him back to the SPCA. Grace is at the point in her life now where she is really winding down.. and Oswald, well, he was a 3 month old husky. With Grace’s condition (blind – no eyes) and pre-existing anxiety, Oswald wasn’t the kindest to her. But he was a puppy, and he was learning how to socialize with other dogs – unfortunately, Grace being as timid and docile as she is, she would not ‘teach him a lesson’ and help him learn, and instead accepted every bit of intense face biting, paw chewing, humping, that would normally anger other dogs. Grace did not fight back. As days went on, she did not want to come back in the house anymore after I’d let them out to pee. It’s unfortunate that things didn’t work out. Here’s one of the calmer moments…
So it is taking a minute to re-learn what it’s like to live in a quiet house. It’s a bit lonlier.
Here’s a few photos from recent days. I hope everyone is enjoying their Autumn.