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Feel Good Friday: You’re Not Alone
A few years ago Steve Greig lost his dog, and he struggled with the loss for a few months before he decided to make a change. Steve decided to do something he wouldn’t have been able to do if his dog was still alive, something that would have a positive impact. As a result Steve went to his local animal shelter and adopted the dog that had been there the longest, the dog no one had wanted, a twelve year old chihuahua named Eeyore. Over time he adopted other dogs, most of them old and with health problems. Steve works hard each day to care for these dogs. He knows it makes a huge difference in the lives of the dogs, but it also brings him joy.
Check out this article for the full story (and lots of adorable photos and videos).
If you feel like you don’t belong, remember this story. These dogs were unadoptable, that is until Steve came along. Now they are loved and part of a caring family, and Steve’s life is filled with joy. Just like them, you have beautiful gifts to share with the world! Even if you’re lonely, don’t give up. Give it time and you will find people who love and respect you. In the meantime, maybe you can strengthen the love you have for yourself and adopt a pet of your own!
The idea of Feel Good Fridays started because we believe the simple things that bring a smile to our face, are some of the best things. Smiling and laughing has been proven to reduce stress in our lives! When we smile or laugh it releases neurotransmitters in our brain called endorphins, which are in charge of making us happy and helping to relieve stress.
Kathryn is a recent MSW graduate currently trying to #adult. She is a former mindyourmind staff and continues to work in the youth & community development sectors. In her spare time, she is a proud plant parent, home chef and avid volunteer.
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