It seems like an eternity, though in reality it was practically yesterday, when this Happy pup was free to run and play, to travel the land, and freely seek love, friendship, and adventure.
Then like a cruel wind, an invisible storm struck and in a moment, blew away all of life’s greatest joys.
Sadly, in the blink of an eye, the world has been transformed. The sun may be shinning, and the birds may be singing, but for many of us, locked in solitary walls of our home, who would know? Thanks to a pest so small that our eyes are incapable of seeing, we are no longer able to move about freely , to hang out with friends, or in many circumstances even give our loved ones a comforting hug. Seemingly overnight the world has been transformed into a hunkered down mass of fear. Afraid to go out for work, food, or play lest they should fall prey to the invisible stalker, who has stepped out of our dreams, and turned day into a terrifying nightmare.
Whether you think the lock down good or bad, helpful or harmful, or a confusing mixture of both, it matters not. For at this moment when our hearts are heavy with grief, and our soul pressed down with unspeakable agony and fear, we must do what we can to reach out and comfort all who we can.
While the rules, good and bad, prevent me from reaching out and offering my paw of friendship, I freely give that which I can. The knowledge that you are not alone in your fears, tears, and frustration, a hope filled smile, and my deepest prayers that God will be with you and yours through these trying times.
And remember, that while today may be full of dark storm clouds, one day soon the storm clouds will break, and the bright smile of adventure will at last return.