As you all know, I am an animal advocate. I think that the older I get, the more I realize that we are here to exist to do something good and if we don't…really, what is the point in living in the end? Whether its with our family, our environment, or those around us that cannot help themselves like animals or children, it makes me feel good to do good. Ask yourself:
What did you put first today that made you feel especially good?
Today so far I have cleaned up the house, played with my children, talked to some friends, sent a love note to my spouse, and did some work. All of that makes me feel good. But I love working in more of a charity capacity as well. So last week when I was on Tom’s of Maine Good First application on Facebook and they asked me that question, I obviously chose " I put animals first".
As you can see from some facebook screen shots…its a serious advocacy of mine.
I love that companies like Tome of Maine realizes that so many people, like me, want to do good! And whatever your passion is…share it! Inspire those around you, use your social media accounts to tell the world and join up!
Now earlier this week I started my volunteering at the shelter. While I am afraid of dogs a bit (big ones!) and I am so not good at the whole euthanasia situation at the shelter, after several visits I knew that I needed to help. It is not the animals fault and in most cases the shelters either. No funds, limited funds, and a never ending supply of irresponsible pet owners that contribute to the over pet population.
Starting last Friday, I begin by taking pictures of the animals to help our local county shelter find homes for the animals. Here are some of the shots I captured on my first visit that they are now using on their Facebook pages and website.
I am pleased to announce that 12 animals found homes over the weekend!
Remember, it is our responsibility to teach our children how to eat right, care for the environment, and love those around us, so whatever your passion is, make a difference! You can learn more about Toms of Maine and their mission at Tom's of Maine on Twitter , Tom's of Maine on Pinterest , and of course participate in the Tom’s of Maine Good First application on Facebook .