Having a Dream
💞😁 Happy New Year!!!😁💞
As I begin a new year, I am reminded of the circle of life: its beginnings, endings and every experience in between. I pray that 2020 will be a year full of hope, good health, prosperity, peace and love. It's good to reflect on the past, knowing that in the future we will be the best we can be. It's also good to keep dreaming big and think passionately.
This month we celebrate the greatness of Martin Luther King Jr. Dr King had a dream. His hope was that one day all people would be considered equal. His "I Have a Dream" speech came to be regarded as one of the finest speeches in American oratory (Wikipedia~ Marten Luther King Jr.) His speech begins by saying, "I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It's a dream deeply rooted in the American dream."
We can still dream...we can still hope in a better tomorrow. We can start with one small act of kindness...Just one small act of kindness will make the world a better place. I met a woman in my orthopedic doctors office today who said, that even our smile is contagious. How great is that!! A smile is a universally known communicative tool. Every nation and country in the world can understand that small gesture: a smile😍
However, its' a hard thing to do when we are challenged on a daily basis by negativity. But we must make 2020 a year of positive affirmation. A year full of kindness and love. Just think... that if everyone does one act of kindness a day our hope for peace in the world would be attainable. That's dreaming big, for sure!!
Dagger is a great example of how kindness can be shared. Each day I post a positive message on Dagger's Social Media Channels. But that's not what makes Dagger special. When people meet Dagger they are whisked away into this world of peace, love, comfort and joy. It's amazing how his artistic talents are second to his love of ALL people.
Dagger and I had a dream. The dream was to one day see him help a person with a disability. But God had another plan for Dagger... In a way, that dream really did come to fruition...it's just changed a bit. He is still helping. He is still making the lives he touches happier. However, he's now a talented artist giving all of the money he makes from his paintings and workshops/demonstrations to charity. And that is why I call Dagger "The Do Good Dog" 😁 As a certified therapy dog for TDI, Dagger brings comfort to all he meets.
Dagger's message of education and community service resonates where ever we go.
The hope for 2020 is that we will be able to continue our mission and that we will stay strong and healthy throughout the year.
🎉🎉 Happy New Year, Everyone! 🎉🎉
Happy tales to you,
The National Calendar is a great resource for me as I write the daily posts on Dagger's Social Media Channels. This month of January we look forward to...
January 14th National Dress Up Your Pet Day
January 15th National Hat Day
(a perfect day to talk about Dagger's Red Beret)
January 16th National Nothing Day
(Dagger knows a lot about nothing😁)
January 20th Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 21st National Hugging Day ( I LOVE hugs❤️)
January 22nd National Library Selfie Day
January 24th National Peanut Butter Day
(One of Dagger's favorite foods💕)
January 24th National Compliment day
January 25th National Opposites Day
(That's a day for my husband and I...we're as opposite as you can get😘)
January 31st National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day
Wow❤️! That's a month full of great National Days.
There's a lot more too!!
ENJOY every day😘
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