I started blogging again because I wanted to share my joy, the things that make me happy. But man, sometimes this world we live in brings you down. Shootings in a church, police officers shooting unarmed people, it brings me down. Then yesterday I read this article in the Washington Post. To sum it up, a man let his 13 year old dog out for his nightly potty break and the dog never came back. The next day they found the dog’s body with a note that said, “WE BEAT IT 2 DEATH lol! : ) HAHAHA!”
WHAT?! WHY?! WHO DOES THIS?!
All I could think of is why? Why are people so cruel, hurtful, evil? As a person who has a dog…and just as a person with feelings this just made me so sad. Sad for the dog, the owner, for humanity. It was so senseless, like most of the other violent things I keep seeing on the news. It makes you start to lose hope. But all hope isn’t lost. I promise.
What helps me keep the faith are when things like this happen…The other day when I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and I saw this post from The Lemonade Shop about how she paid for an elderly woman’s vet bill because her dog died and she couldn’t afford all of the fees. She wasn’t posting it for praise, she wasn’t looking for a head pat, she was just sharing like so many of us do on social media. I had already been yarn stalking her shop and in that moment I decided that I would buy something from her store because she was a good person. I made my purchase, wrote her a little note and told her that she got a new customer in me because the world needed more good people and acts of kindness like what she did. She gave me hope and amazing yarn.
I don’t have a project or plan for this yarn but I am sure it will become something beautiful and hopefully it will remind me to have a little faith that all humanity isn’t lost.