He was a medium-sized, brown mutt of indistinguishable breed. Whether it was his sad eyes or tentative approach that softened my heart, I cannot say, but it was clear to me he just needed some loving. It was he who drew me to the “Animal Hope-Nitra” (ATN — German only) booth at the pet show in town. The volunteers of this rescue organization explained that he had been found in one of the “killing camps”, “living” under inhuman conditions, nearly starving. (more…)
Archive for June, 2011
Posted in Animal Conservation & Welfare, volunteering, tagged Animal Hope NITRA, animal rescue, animal shelter, Ärzte für Tiere, dog killing camps, donate blankets, donate towels, helping animals, Lab Rescue on June 25, 2011 |
Week 14, 2010 seems like a very long time ago. It was back when Nils still had a near-paralyzing fear of needles and, for the first time in his life, dared to donate his blood.
These days, he’s leading others to the blood donation centers. Much for the same reason as Nils — fear — several of his colleagues had never yet given blood. But, with a bit of determination and lots of courage, they proved that if Nils can do it, they can too! (more…)
Posted in Personal Development, Random Acts of Kindness, Stress Management, tagged butter bee happy, grateful journal. happiness journal, gratitude journal, Happy Tapper, Oprah Winfrey on June 7, 2011 | 4 Comments »
Funny. Over the past few weeks, I’ve not only happened upon several blog postings, but have also had a couple of conversations about gratitude journals. Perhaps it’s no coincidence; spring is, after all, a time of hope and renewal.
A Gratitude Journal (also called a Grateful Journal, and a Happiness Journal) came into popularity back in the mid-90s through Oprah Winfrey. The concept is simple: (more…)