It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, grumble a little and rejoice a little.
I have had such a busy week at home and at work that I didn’t think I would be able to put much of a Sunday post together. But then I read a post that I feel took the thoughts right out of my mind and the words right out of my mouth about animals and felt it makes a perfect Sunday post.
Here is a quote from that post:
Study after study has demonstrated that we have egregiously underestimated the animals. Animals are now known to reason and make decisions, to plan for the future, to have strong personal relationships with friends and family, to make personal sacrifices for the good of other creatures, and to have unique personalities. They can be optimistic or pessimistic, and that can depend on their surroundings. In short, animals do all kinds of things we used to think were uniquely human. As Jonathan Balcomb puts it, they are not just alive, they have lives.
Why Caring About Animals Is Central To What It Means To Follow Christ
(I have to add…it doesn’t seem to me that it takes rocket science to know this.)
Ironically I had made the following image the day before I read that post. It seems perfectly fitting with this.
So the grumbling, as I mentioned in my opening sentence, is that work this past week was exactly what a coworker called it…”crazy town.” At home I had a leaky pipe and it took a week before it was fixed, aired out to dry, and I was able to put the items from my closet back in. My home was a mess. Things like this are a part of life and there are much worse things that can happen, that’s for sure. But when you’re in the midst of chaos, it sure isn’t fun.
So there is the grumbling…now the rejoicing.
I did wind up with “material” for a post for today and a fitting one for a Sunday. If you are interested in reading the full post from the blog “Dominion in the Image of God” click the link in the quote above after you’re finished reading my post. As I mentioned, they took the words right out of my mouth. In fact, here is a quote from my “About” page which is similar to what they talk about:
God gave us dominion over animals, but I truly believe the human race has misinterpreted this and that he, along with us, is grieving over the treatment of animals in our society.
I also am rejoicing because I have been working on creating items for sale with the plan of donating any profits to helping animals/animal advocacy and I just sold my first soup/latte mug! I am also working on putting one of my images on a canvas for one of the followers here in our blogging community.
So ups and downs, grumbling times and rejoicing times…that is life. But sometimes the small things can mean so much and feel so good like material for a post and putting your house back together. When you come across BIG things like studies that finally have our society recognizing that animals are sentient beings…well that calls for a big HOORAY!
Happy Sunday! Enjoy your day.
I thought I would include this image I made for my AAFBT Facebook Page. I have been having a lot of fun creating. Did you see the one from yesterday?
Fabulous post lady! can’t wait to see what ya got cooking for your store! Thanks for the mention about the canvas. Hope it’s not too much trouble. God has blessed me lots with your work, and I’m sure He has lots of blessings coming to your crew too!! 🙏🐾🐈💖 C u later! Andrea.
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Thank you so much! It is NOT in any way trouble. It is an honor and exactly what I want to be doing. It’s just been a bit busy but I am so happy to do it and hope to do many more for others too. 🙂
It seems so obvious, LeeAnn: animals are alive and they have lives. Neglect is a death sentence. Care and attention are absolutely necessary to domestic animals, and even wild and feral animals need care, or at least help if they lack ability to help or sustain themselves. A starving feral cat can’t just hightail it to a nearby Pizza Hut! 😺
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