“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” –Greg Anderson
One of the classic movies was The Wizard of Oz and I remember seeing it multiple times as a child. Dorothy finds herself in a far-off land needing to get to the Emerald City and she initially just has Toto (her little dog) to keep her company on the journey. What I personally like about this movie and what makes it a success is that the whole movie revolves around her journey along the yellow-brick road and the characters she meets along the way.
We are all on a journey in our lives and if you’re reading this blog then you share a common interest with me and a love for helping animals. It’s difficult sometimes to enjoy the journey since we get so focused on the destination and the goal to save each and every animal. We forget to stop and welcome the people along our journey to connect with us and enrich our lives somehow and leave us just a little bit better than when we started initially.
Whether you are a rescue relay transporter, foster home, or a leader of an animal rescue, you are a part of a consortium of passionate people that want to help animals. If there was ever a group of people that you will bond with and find lasting friendships within, this is it. Take some time to enjoy this journey you have started and get to know the people along the way. Be friends with the scarecrow, the tin man and even the cowardly lion. Stop and smell the roses. Take pictures, share stories and feel good about yourself and what you are doing for the animals.