I often think about the word Grace which means being given something one hasn't earned. I am grateful to fit into that category.
Today I am privileged to enjoy many heart smiles as I watch what I feel is one of the amazing and indescribable creatures, Canines, living life to the fullest as they run, play, totally immersed in the present moment, healing me simply by their presence.
I reflect on Freedom Fidos which is only in existence because of each one of you. In a wonderful way I often find it challenging to mentally process the wonderful feel good life I live as a member of the Freedom Fidos Team . Quick note, I am the Executive Director of Dog Waste and Kennels Clean up, so please don't try to steal that position or title from me. It is challenging enough that Kristine is fiercely competing for it.
Recently I re-read the book, The Law Of Divine Compensation, by one of my favorite authors, Marianne Williamson, who has deeply impacted my life. Her premise that if one is committed to love ,collaborate, and elevate the children of the universe that individual will live a blessed life beyond description. That premise not only coincided with what I had learned during my life , but also, became a self imposed mandate.
My personal experience with Freedom Fidos continues to coincide with what I read. I wake up every day with the first thought being I am so thankful for this life. I have more then I could ever want. I am blessed. living the dream, happy,and completely fulfilled.
I see individuals overcome some UN imaginable adversity making choices to embark on a journey . Recently I watched a woman who had just experienced her husband passing away spend her time concerned about the welfare of others.
I repeatedly see individuals and communities from near and far come together to elevate their brothers and sisters, often defined as humanity, dedicated to what I believe is the highest and most fulfilling calling, helping humanity. I often ask myself if we don't have love and humanity what do we have?
I see one nonprofit help another nonprofit simply because they care about a mutual population which both nonprofits serve.
I see numerous individuals love open, totally impervious to any walls, past experiences, or fear of being hurt.
I see individuals with jobs, family, and the busyness typically present in our society lean beyond the edge and go beyond with dedication to make a difference not only within their position in Freedom Fidos but also to the world at large.
I see a woman who is extremely busy, in addition to her fiance arriving home from deployment that day drive three hours to attend the Funeral of A Freedom Fidos Board Member.
I see the love open responses on social media.
I watch a family who has endured numerous adversities with the wife doing a wonderful job with three children contribute, not only to Freedom Fidos, but also lean beyond the edge always seeking to give more to humanity.
I watch a woman who has also overcome numerous adversities who doesn't think about herself as she would rather help others. I watch her take ownership and train her service dog. I watch the reciprocal healing relationship between her and her dog. I am in tears as I hear her husband give unwarranted grace to me and state, you are my hero, when in reality he is the hero. I watch his wife make numerous phone calls, unwilling to hear no, because she is fiercely committed to helping veterans.
I watch a man who is extremely busy with his job, after just leaving a conference,and about to board a plane, rushing through the airport, take my call dedicated to helping the populations Freedom Fidos serves.I see him so dedicated to humanity that he uses his own finances to board a plane at 700 am,arrive in Atlanta,then drive an hour an a half to arrive at a Freedom Fidos Board Meeting by ten.
I watch someone who is a celebrity, with commitment to elevate humanity remain not only accessible, but also, actively seeking out opportunities to promote, compliment, and give exposure to individuals.: Creating the world he wants to live in.
I watch a tough man who can do anything, dedicate himself to Canines and Veterans. Embarking on a journey while also experiencing incredible growth. He most likely won't admit it, but he has a huge heart,Frequently walking up and embracing me with the most awesome hug, Stating. "I love you."
I watch a woman who experienced adversity start a company from nothing exponentially grow ever year: significantly changing lives because of the Canines she provides. I feel the exhilaration to see her journey of love and inner peace.
I see a for profit Dentist who's office feels like a spiritual healing environment when one walks through the door. I see the signs and banners which coincide with the culture and values embodied not only by him ,but also ,each member of his staff. I repeatedly hear him say, "Matt. God put me on this earth to help people." I see the postcards each member of his staff sends after each appointment thank me for the office visit.
I hear a woman who I have not spoken to in months, love open. sincerely with such energetic healing: state, "I love you. :I watch her after giving so much ask what else she can do.
I see a woman give up a nice house, possessions, or even social activities, such as dance lesson, preferring to let her man live beyond the edge.totally dedicated, joining his passion to help humanity as he donates his income to help humanity. I watch her tirelessly, daily scoop up dug feces,with a smile speaking about how much she enjoys it. I watch her connect and love people totally enjoying relationships. I watch her live, love, laugh, totally frolicking in the present moment She is tuned in , enjoying life, despite $17 in her bank account. Impervious to financials while totally concerned about who she can help and love. Her gift to this world is her heart.
I see incredibly busy students in law school who at a young age have already learned a powerful life enhancing lesson and dedicate themselves to helping humanity.
I see my favorite kind of people everywhere: ALL HEART. Who regardless of concepts, social conditioning, or past experiences which might encourage the opposite or a different approach remain dedicated to living life on their terms of all heart first.
I see individuals who live from an internal authentic state of character seeing their character compound competency.
I see love. I see communities come together with one common goal, humanity.I see individuals, organizations, and communities which disregard me and focus on we thus receiving the unintended consequence of getting more me then they could have ever imagined.
What I see and the AMAZING life I live is beyond description, beyond conceptualization, and not given adequate justice by short sound bites.
Thank You. I thank the universe for the grace bestowed for some unknown reason giving me this life.I thank each one of you for allowing me this life.
Love, humanity, and collaboration with my brothers and sisters as they embark on their self determined journey is my passion, commission, calling, and ultimate feel good. I want for nothing. Thank you all for giving me my dream come true. I love You.