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Paw it Forward: Spring to Live April 30, 2014

Filed under: Man's Best Friend — Wiley Schmidt @ 9:01 pm

So many animals are abused. Or homeless. Or worse. Please do what you can to help.

Wiley's Wisdom

It probably surprises no one that I am a lover of spring and an admirer of 1800s poet Christina Rossetti. She was a lover of life, words and any combination of the two. “Spring is when life’s alive in everything,” she once said.

I love life, so I love spring. The resulting words are ones of appreciation for what happened today. Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow in Pennsylvania this morning and he didn’t see his shadow. Halleluiah! That means spring is coming early this year!

What better way to celebrate the life in spring than to reflect on what it means to us? A favorite author of mine Mark Twain believed life is best lived for a reason. “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living,” he wrote. “The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

With that I find myself reminded of the world that…

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One Response to “Paw it Forward: Spring to Live”

  1. Nikitaland Says:

    Hey Wiley! We are helping the abused and neglected animals too this year, as we are participating in the 9th annual Pledge For Pets Fundraiser for the APL. (our fourth year participating too) So, if you, or anyone you know would like to help us & make a donation that would be awesome! We only have until Saturday May 3rd for online donations. Here is the link: https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/nikitaland/2014-doggy-dollars-kitty-kash

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