“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” – – Ralph Marston
It’s hard to believe that in May of 2018 Doobert will have been around for 5 years. It’s quite a milestone and one I could not have achieved without injections of inspiration along the way.
I know I do not have to tell you how hard animal rescue can be. So much drama, negativity and seeing the worst side of human beings that many people drop out of the movement for their own mental health and well-being. Not enough thank yous, appreciation and recognition for those that put in long hours in a variety of capacities to help our animal companions along their journey hopefully to their furever home.
When was the last time you reflected on those that have inspired you over the course of your animal rescue career? Those people who inspired you in some way to do more, keep going or even to maintain the status quo. Did you thank them and let them know how they affected you? Did you share with them the deepest corners of your heart where you store these gems of inspiration to keep you motivated during your darkest hours?
I have many people that I want to thank for being my inspiration over the years. There are inspirational people that taught me new things; inspiring people that challenged me to achieve even more, and those that bring a smile to my face just thinking about them. Just the act of writing this post has inspired me to take my own advice and to let each of them know how much I appreciate them and how much they have inspired me. I sent each one of them a note this morning. Nothing fancy or inspirational. Nothing wordy or worthy of publishing. Just a simple thank you to let them know that they inspired me.
Who has inspired you? Send them a note right now letting them know!