When I lived in Ottawa, Canada, I saw an impressive act of kindness on Parliament Hill.† Someone had built a large complex of† “cat townhouses” that was set up on the park-like grounds where the Canadian Government offices reside.† It was built to help stray cats find shelter from the cold temperatures and winds during winter in the city.† Whenever I’d walk down to Parliament Hill, I’d love checking out the cat townhomes.† Many people added blankets and food to help the animals stay warm and fed.
Inspired by the kindness and generosity of the people who were helping the stray cats, I decided to go through my cupboards and find all those blankets and towels that are getting a bit worn and donate them to an animal shelter.† It takes only minutes to do, costs nothing, but helps all those abandoned or abused animals have a nice spot to sleep.† I’m hoping you’ll join me today in giving to an animal shelter in your community.
If youíre just joining us for the Kindness Revolution, Iím trying to spread kindness in the world by giving 29 gifts in 29 days, inspired by the book 29 Gifts.† And, Iím asking you to join me.† If youíre just tuning in, check out the first blog in this series.† And, don’t forget that it’s never too late to join the Kindness Revolution.† Start today!
And, donít forget to add your comments to my blog because, with the help of the kind people at Care2.com, Iíll be giving away more free copies of my books† next Saturday!† Winners will be selected from the comments!
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