Puppy Love

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Miss me?? Yea, yea, yea,....I know.....feels like forever since I posted. Ok, well it kinda has been;) 

For better or for worse, I'm one of those people who falls head-long into whatever it is I want. If I want it, I go for it, few questions asked. 

Like the semester at college when I decided I wanted to become a trainer for Guide Dogs for the Blind.  (which was partially influenced by the fact that we donated my childhood dog, Niko, to become a guide dog, like 15 years previous.....and he eventually ended up on a TV commercial as a kid's guide dog.......#winnerwinnerchickendinner   #proudmama;) a busy broke college student......that was a good one;)

BUT...I took it and ran with it. I got to meet some amazing people, learn some unique skills, and of to coddle some uber cute puppies......#heartmelt. It was an i.n.c.r.e.d.i.b.l.e. experience! Half way through my involvement with the guide dog association, my Mom called me and asked me, "Why not just get a regular puppy? Why go through all the training, hassle, supervising, etc. of raising a puppy you'll eventually have to give up??"

Good point. 

Obviously, her question made me think......

And it eventually hit me why I was finding SO much satisfaction and joy in this type of work......because it wasn't for ME. Yea, the thought of eventually having to give up a puppy I'd raised, loved, and put so much time and effort into nearly broke my heart, but IT WAS WORTH IT. Because I was doing it for someone who needed that help, and who couldn't do it on their own, I found immense satisfaction and joy!

Being with puppies was beyond fun, but knowing that they would eventually infinitely bless anothers' life.....that was beyond REWARDING!!!

I found myself through others. You can too! Go out, find the fun in service, and find yourself in doing it for other people!!! 

You know what the Book of Mormon says, "And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellowbeings ye are only in the service of your God" (Mosiah 2:17)

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