I have a friend. A friend I tell all my secrets, my fears, my worries, my wishes and my dreams. My friend’s name is Taz.
Taz doesn’t judge me. Taz doesn’t reprimand me. Taz just shows me the way you’re suppose to live. With love and forgiveness. With caring, understanding and kindness.
When I find myself in a place where there isn’t a lot of love or compassion; a dark, dank place full of cruelty that challenges the limits of human depravity, I push away the grief and bring love, strength and compassion to the trapped souls.
That’s what I try to do – bring love into the darkest places.
When we started Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary, Taz became a shining example of how to think, what to believe, who to trust, when to howl, why to fight and where to live life.
How to shake off the old stuff and embrace the new. How to not feel sorry for ourselves, how to carry on and never give up hope. And to always love.
Taz is that little conversation we have when we’re working through some dark things. Its the cool pool of sparkles that helps me forgive abusers, because without forgiveness the hatred and anger would burn us up inside. We’d be left a damaged shell able to help anyone.
If you want to volunteer with BCFS bring with you the very best person that you can be. A you that is full of love and hope, because animal rescue will challenge you down to your very core and shake your beliefs.
Rescue will make you angry, but let that anger float away and think about the goodness. Don’t pity the animals that are damaged, rather give them what they need to find hope: love, patience, strength, confidence and kindness.
Be their voice, but let that voice be laced with love, not the anger that often clouds our path. Fight these battles with wisdom and not revenge.
Find your best YOU and hold tight, because there are moments as you drift off, when your mind is relaxed, that images will startle you awake with grief or anger. Give Taz a hug and remember to find love and forgive. Be strong for them, for you and most of all for those that hurt.