30 Days Of Truth: Day 5

Day of 5 of 30 Days of Truth is to write about something I hope to do in my life.

I don’t even know where to begin with this topic. There’s so much I want to do, so much I feel I should accomplish. My list is as long as my leg. But most of the things I want to do seem superficial. I’d love to live in Paris. I’d love to learn to cook spectacular meals.

But on a less superficial level, I’d like my life to matter. As much as I love coming home after a long day and settling in to the couch, I’m also very aware of how extremely lucky that I have that option. I have my health, I have a job and a regular paycheck, I have a roof over my head and food on my table.

I feel like I should give back somehow. I should be doing something more valuable with my time and resources. My friend Lesley donates all of her free time to an animal rescue sanctuary. It’s an amazing place. The Gentle Barn rescues and rehabilitates abused animals. The barn is home to everything from an Emu to goats to a pair of turkeys. As much as Lesley of herself, I’m pretty sure she gets a million times more in return.

I need to find my thing. I need to figure out what I can do and how I can give. Maybe it’s training Gracie to be a therapy dog (after a few months with Penny I’ve come to appreciate what a calm dog can do for your mental health). I’m not sure.

But I’m on a quest to figure it out.

You can check out Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4.


  1. LIAshtangini says

    I foster pugs for a pug rescue group. I cry my eyes out every time I give one of them over to be adopted but it’s really one of THE BEST things I’ve ever done in my whole life.

  2. says

    I joined a Unitarian Universalist Church where “Love is the spirit of this church made visible through service” so I did a wine fundraiser for them, do their recycling every month and then during services I s l o w down. It’s a journey, no doubt you will find your calling Mo. But, I always thought what you give to those dogs to be pretty compassionate/unselfish. Take heart, you’re already giving more than you realize.

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