When we arrived at the @austinpetsalive temporary warehouse our fearless leaders told us that we were seeing one eighth of the dogs and cats they had there - just today. I felt so lucky to be there, for the opportunity to help. It was a roller coaster of heartbreak, joy, gratitude and hope. Each and every task no matter how small or large made a huge difference. Huge. Keep that in mind? And I will too. We totally *can* make a difference.
One gesture can make another being feel safe, whole, happy, comforted. 🐶
One gesture can clean up, organize, bring awareness. 🐠
One single gesture that inspires the next. 🌎🌿🌈🌊
All this focus on self love, yoga and mindfulness is not selfish or self-centered but rather practiced diligently so you can have energy to give. To serve. To contribute.
The icing on top is when I came home Benji sniffed my legs and told me he was proud of his Mom.
Then he told me to go take a shower.
Then he suggested a walk.