This Is The Kindness We Need

Wow, it’s been a minute. How about a quick update!

We spent 5 months in Roatan this winter and I’m back in Canada waiting to get into our new place on Aug 15th.

I continue to send all money collected to Island Dogs Rock Rescue in Roatan!

This month, Olivia, who runs IDR has been working on building trust with a street dog she named Bobby. She got to a place where he trusted her enough to get a leash on him and he’s safe and loved in her transition place for him (ie her house).

He was FULL of ticks and skin and bones and likely has heartworm, so she’s off to the vet today to get him looked at and treated.

She must be so in debt to all the vets on the island! She promised today’s payment, hoping for tomorrow’s donations, so even though we are but a drop in her donation bucket, every little bit helps!

Go ahead to Island Dogs Rock if you want to read the whole story about Bobby.

In the meantime, I wanted to share something she shared on her FB Page:

Me in one of my happy places, by the water (even when it’s full of pollen)

The word compassion literally means to “suffer with”…

Compassion involves feeling moved by others’ suffering so that your heart responds to their pain (the word compassion literally means to “suffer with”). When this occurs, you feel warmth, caring, and the desire to help the suffering person in some way. Having compassion also means that you offer understanding and kindness to others when they fail or make mistakes, rather than judging them harshly. Finally, when you feel compassion for another (rather than mere pity), it means that you realize that suffering, failure, and imperfection is part of the shared human experience.” – Kristin Neff

That’s not to say you MUST be in suffering all the time, but if you respond with compassion over indifference, you may suffer less!

Here is a snippet about self-compassion I thought I’d share from YouTube

Be Safe, stay healthy, hug your pets!

~Ange

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