The Night Before the Big Day at the S.A.R.L.

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Twas the night before Christmas…

Wait, that isn’t right. But, it sure does feel that way. Here I sit, the night before our next Project Pawsitive renovation. I’ve got my car all packed up with t-shirts, banners, hammers, and nails.

It’s hard to believe that this crazy journey all started out with an idea that woke me up in the middle of the night in 2009. I’d been having such a tough time with the passing of my sweet father. I knew I wanted to do something that not only honored him, but something that would leave an impact on this world — no matter how small. Now, three years later, it seems Project Pawsitive has made an impact and continues to do so.

Each renovation is so special to me. And, this one is no different. When I walked into the Salem Animal Rescue League in Salem, NH for the first time, I felt love. Truly. Love for the animals. Love for what the volunteers worked for each and every day. Love was all around.

And, when I was able to tell the volunteers there that Project Pawsitive was able to help them upgrade their ailing mobile units with the financial generosity of Pet Life Stores, it really did feel like Christmas.

Giving back is so important to who we are as humans and citizens. When we give, we actually release more endorphins than when we get. Isn’t that amazing? Doesn’t that tell us something?

So, here I sit — my endorphins on over drive and a picture of my dad to my right. He’s smiling in this picture — brightly smiling — and I like to think it’s because of what we’re accomplishing at Project Pawsitive.

See you tomorrow, Salem Animal Rescue League. And, Dad, this one’s for you!

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