This isn’t a typical love story… in so far as the boy meets girl, boy falls in love with a promise of eternity together. But I feel the need to share it – I love my job. I love our volunteers. I love making a difference every day. This story includes all the good stuff…
Last week I was honored to visit a local nursing facility with one of our Patient Paws teams – Linda & her miniature poodle Raffiki. Now Rafi probably weighs 10 pounds including her downy white fur. When we placed her in the lap of one our patients I fell in love again. Not with any one person, but with the ability to communicate love and trust without a single sound. Witnessing our patient wrap her arms around that little ball of fur… She sat straighter in her chair. Her eyes sparkled. That dog seemed to lick every little booger out of our patient’s nostrils. That short moment stirred so many emotions for each of us there. This Valentine’s Day I hope we take the time to make a difference.
There’s no request too big or small
We give ourselves, we give our all
Love isn’t someplace that we fall
It’s something that we do.