Friday, 14 December 2012
Santa Paws Is Comin' To Town.
Ah, "tis' the season to be jolly". Goodwill to all man and animals, alike. Yet I know that this time of the year can be even more pronounced for those in pain. For those who only know desperation, solitude and feel like spectators peering out from tear-stained windows at the celebration of others.
Gary is sick and he knows that his sickness is not some sort of bizarre competition. The, "I'm sicker than you", mentality does not come into the equation. He knows it's not a contest. Everyone's hopes, dreams, pains and concerns are just as valid as the next.
Gary has told me how humbled and inspired he has been by the interaction he receives from those who are in pain and yet their selfless, altruistic attitude is about being of support for others who are needing words of encouragement, of comfort.
On Christmas Day, three years ago, Gary stayed online on a mental health website "chat room" for almost the entire day. He was there for the lonely, the sad and those who just wanted to talk. Now, with my support, we are going to be available on this Christmas Day. If anybody wants to email us, the contact details can be found in the "About Me" section on this blog. We will do a further reminder about this just before Christmas Day.
We want to be here for you as you have been here for us. Oh yes, when we help each other, we help ourselves.
Pawsitive wishes, Penny.