I am a mom of 7 critters and a wife to a fellow critter lover. I try to be tough, but as my husband would tell you I am really a sensitive person wearing my heart on my sleeve. I truly try to see the positive in any situation, and share the love I have to give with others.
Do unto others. Try to find the joy in all things. Love the person; hate the negative behavior.
What Gives Me Hope
My shelter-adopted 16y.o. poodle. He's almost completely blind and mostly deaf, but all it takes is for me to be near him to make him the happiest creature on the planet. If an old doggie can be adopted and have this much unconditional love, energy, and joy, then what isn't possible?
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
I would enact harsher penalties for animal cruelty. Sometimes I wish there was a law of equivalency for these people, and would like to have them be subjected to whatever mistreatment they have doled out.
What/who changed my life and why
Traveling to Ivory Coast, Africa. It was there that I learned the value of a smile, what true beauty is, and saw how little people could have and yet remain joyful everyday. It opened my eyes to all the things that many citizens of the U.S.A. take for granted.