The Knotty Sheep Shop

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Typically - I don't belabor a point. I mean, what is the sense? People either stop listening or stop reading.

But today, dear readers - I must - please bear with me.

Over the years I have been suffering from 2 diseases: selfishness & procrastination. Will power is something *I* wasn't born with. After all ... mottos such as "Life is short" and "Live for today" are etched upon my DNA. Truthfully, how can one live like the Dalai Lama & Ghandi when one desires to be 'more thin, more rich' and 'die with the most toys'? How can we be happy with ourselves or each other when our wedding dresses need to be Vera Wang, our jewelry by Harry Winston and our motor vehicles must cost more than tuition at Harvard? Life isn't easy when you have no will power.

Thankfully my 2 diseases are transforming. They are morphing into 'charity and serving.' Remember my DNA?? ... Well, it has been discovered that a "How can I help?" chromosome is present!! How cool is that?? Living 'disease free' is work - hard work - kind of like exercise - and it is always a work in progress.

There are 'things' that I still want - but more importantly there are things 'I want to do to help.' I tell you this not to brag, not to belittle - but to let you know , baby steps are ok.

If you have been thinking of donating to a favorite charity - please do so today / no procrastinating! Why the urgency??? Well, your favorite charity just might fold due to lack of funds.

Susan, at Farmgirl Fare, has inspired me in ways that you can't even imagine. Her 'pluck', her energy and her zest are just "WOW"!! Now, I ask you to visit her BloG. Her entry will make you cry ... hopefully, your wallet *will* make you thinner - but I guarantee - you *will* be richer! Please HELP today!!

1 comment:

farmgirl said...

Thank you so much! I just received an email from the director at The Wild Animal Sanctuary. It was very brief: "Awesome--thank you for doing this."

It's working! People are being so incredibly wonderful, and I am so thrilled that I could help spread the word about the heartbreaking plight of these magnificent animals. Maybe we really can help them.

Thanks again for your post and link--and for making me smile when I read it. And now I have to go before I end up adopting Beamer from the Berkshire Humane Society. Is that the cutest pup or what? : )