I'll never bring about world peace. I won't single handedly save the rain forest. I'm not a brain surgeon and I'll never transplant an organ to save a life. I don't have the ear of a powerful politican or world power. I can't end world hunger.
I'm not a celebrity, and God knows I'm not glamorous! I'm not looked up to by millions around the world. Very few people even recognize my name. I'll never win the Nobel prize or end global warming. There are a lot of things that I'll never do or become.
But today I helped save an animal!
It was a small, scared, bundle of flesh and fur that was dumped at a shelter, or on the streets, by unfeeling people who didn't care what happened to it, but yet who were responsible for it having existence in the first place.
I gave it a warm place to sleep. I know that it understands how much I care. I gave it a chance that no one else was willing to do. Cast off and cast away by others, but now safe and loved. It's only here awhile and then it will find its forever home. I provide it with the love it deserves and the knowledge that is has meaning.
I helped find it a loving home.
It now has contentment and an abundance of love. A warm place to sleep and plenty to eat. Two little girls have a warm and playful new friend who will give them unending affection and teach them about responsibility and love. A wife and mother has a new free spirit to cuddle, nurture, and care for.
A husband and father has a furry friend to sit in his lap at the end of a hard day of work and help him relax and enjoy life. And a sense of satisfaction, that when he is gone all day at work, that there is a gentle spirit in his home keeping watch over his family.
No, I'm not a rocket scientist. But today I made a difference! And I'll do it tomorrow, too, if given a chance. I am an animal rescuer and proud of it. I am doing things that most people would never do to help out an animal in need.