I think most of us reach a point in our lives where we question our value in this world...our contribution if not our lasting impression on the planet. My world has become so microscopically focused that I am losing the simple joys that I've lived long enough to appreciate. I'm forced by circumstance to be away for extended periods from my beloved pets and home. I feel like a stranger there when I can show up. I know what I want to do for the future but I cannot see a way to get there from here. It's just outside of my reach. Then I read a story about what one woman can do to make a tiny part of the world a better, more humane place in the face of great hardship. A single minded focus to stop suffering and needless death. Just 1 person determined to change something that matters to her. I'm just 1 person and there is something that matters to me - I can do this.
If you'd like to read about this remarkable human, www.bestfriends.com - at left column click on "Network" then subtitle at bottom "Death Valley Burros" - (unable to get direct page link to work).
Oh, and the numbers, 4654 1177 711