As you have probably guessed, I love the outdoors, and I care a lot about preserving natural habitat and biodiversity on our planet, so I try to contribute to organizations like CPAWS, and the Nature Conservancy of Canada in my own small ways. (To be honest, I care a lot about other types of causes, as well.)
A while back, I included in one of my posts a link to a petition by CPAWS to help preserve habitat for Caribou migration. I love petitions because they are empowering – the simple act of taking a few minutes to sign can make a big difference, and it’s one way in which almost anyone can contribute.
Well, I was deeply touched today when I opened my mail and discovered that someone from CPAWS had sent me a cool hat and a hand-written thank you. They didn’t ask for anything in return, no envelopes for a donation. It was just a thank you.
I was surprised by how this small gesture made my day, and inspired me to want to do more for this important cause. It was a nice thing to happen on December 30th, the last day before New Year’s Eve. It left a positive feeling inside me.
It reminded me of this little poem that was on a card given to me more than a decade ago. I think it’s a wonderful mindset with which to approach the fresh year, and I dedicate it to my lovely readers:
In these difficult times, it helps to remember that our small acts of kindness can make a difference in someone else’s life and help make the world just a bit of a better place.
As we head into the very last day of 2015, I wish each and everyone of you joy, love, peace, and success in 2016 and always. The New Year is a time for fresh starts, when we can pause, reflect, and begin again with renewed strength.
A special thank you today to my dear blogging friends, to those of you who read this blog, and also to those who take the time to comment. It is one of those things that makes my day! 🙂
All the best in 2016!