|Randy Report reader Paul Meenan with his weekend pal Todd|
I know, I know - life is always so busy. We all have the best intention to do more and more. So much to do, so little time.
The funny thing is, though, finding the right outlet to give back somehow can become many times more fulfilling than we ever imagine.
I started The Randy Report was a pastime. Not only is this now my full-time job, but it's a true passion. I honestly can't wait to sit down (most days) and share all this stuff I find interesting and important. But it began when someone said to me sharing my passion might mean something to others.
But blogging isn't everyone's answer. There are so many ways to donate time and energy that returns to us many times over.
When the weekend rolls around, my friend (and regular Randy Report reader) Paul volunteers at his local animal shelter by walking and playing with the dogs and cats that are somehow (temporarily) without families. And you KNOW many have gone missing from their true homes by accident. No tags, no micro-chips, no way to get back home :(
Now think about this - maybe you can't have a pet where you live; or your finances don't allow it right now. Volunteering at an animal shelter gives you many "pets" - all at one time! Paul gets out in the sun with the dogs, plays ball, walks them... Doesn't that sound better than laying around the house?
And you get to enjoy seeing the kids find permanent homes along the way. Check out a recent Facebook post by Paul at the Ames Animal Shelter recently - NO DOGS to play with because they all found homes! Whoo-hoo! That's got to feel good :)
So, two things to consider here:
1. If you're looking for somewhere to contribute your time and energy, think about volunteering at your local animal shelter.
2. It's important to make sure all of your pets have pet id tags. Without tags, too many pets end up in animal shelters and don't find their way home.
I couldn't end without one more pic of the handsome Todd (who found a home!) playing with Paul. It's hard to tell who's having the better time here, no?
|One more pic of Paul with furry buddy Todd|