I can be what I will to be….
My entire life I have been an animal lover. Without a doubt, 100% …animal lover. With unwavering faith, I have always known that. So, with that, all my thoughts and actions have always supported that. Slamming on breaks to miss a squirrel. Stopping to help find a wandering dogs home. Donating to the humane society. Leaving out food for stray cat who looks scared and helpless. Rescuing other animals and making them part of our family. Etc.….
So, in thinking about ‘I can be what I will to be’ it occurred to me that this is the perfect example for me to begin to understand the power of thought process, with something I have already willed to be. I have wiled to be an animal lover, my entire life. So much so, that it is very hard for me to understand or comprehend someone who isn’t. The thought of not being and animal lover has never entered my reality. HOW CAN YOU NOT BE AN ANIMAL LOVER!!
So maybe this isn’t the best example or thought process for our lesson this week, but it was the one that occurred to me when my world was rocked this Thursday morning. Yet again, my family had lost another member. Max was one of the most handsome dogs I have ever seen. And his love and loyalty to our family for 14 years, still seemed too short. We adopted Max when he was about two. And we got him from someone who was not an animal lover, to say the least. Even though he had a rough start, he quickly found his place within our family, and there he was, every day for 14 years. I know, they say 16 years is a great run for a dog…but no matter how short or long, it’s never easy to lose one of your family members. He will be greatly missed, just like all the others our family has lost.
And now, for the first time in 19 years, our home has no animals in it, and my heart is broken, yet again.