Smitten with Him

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F*** Life


Life has been beating me up recently

It doesn’t help that I can’t stop thinking about killing myself

(I do recognize how those two statements are related to each other in an evil downward spiral)

We’ll start in the middle because I don’t feel like writing about the beginning quite yet…

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Monday Motivation: Paying It Forward

This morning, on my way home from dropping my daughters off at school, there was a dog on a leash running down the busy street by our apartment. I almost didn’t pull over, but I did at the last minute (thank you Tia Torres of Pit Bulls & Parolees and Villalobos Dog Rescue for motivating me!).

After a little coaxing, the little dog (she looked like a Jack Russel and a Corgi, kind of that size and shape) came to me and I quickly grabbed her leash. She was startled for a second, I could see it in her eyes, but I talked to her gently and she came to me and I was able to pet her.

I was talking to the doggie the entire time I was with her and I walked her towards the building a little way up the hill. I had seen a woman there with another dog and I hoped this one was hers and had just gotten away.

It turns out that both dogs had gotten away when this one’s leash handle had broken. The woman was able to rescue one, but the one with me was too fast for her.

The woman asked me how I got her dog to come to her, she doesn’t like strangers.

I replied, “Well, she liked me just fine. I must have been the perfect amount of strangeness.”

We laughed together while she thanked me profusely and I handed over the dog. It was such a cute doggie, I continued petting her a little longer.

I said “good bye, have a nice day.” She thanked me and said the same.

It feels so good. It warmed my heart so much. I was so glad to be able to help someone. Even if it was only a tiny bit ❤

Please, take today and Pay It Forward.

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