Today is Remember Me Thursday, a special day to honour the millions of orphaned pets needing a forever home...
Have you ever lit a candle in remembrance of someone special to you? I light candles in remembrance of people and pets that have died. They were important to me when they were alive and they continue to live in the eternal flame of my heart. It may sound corny but in truth, the lighting of the candle allows me to feel closer to them, and the twinge of pain in missing them, reminds me of the wonderful relationships we had. Their physical presence is complete but the memory of their lives on, and a new relationship is present in the moment.
Collectively, the lighting of a candle by many brings people together for a common cause. We see it in social media and television in vigils, quiet protests, in ceremonies, in churches. Annually, on this day each year, (the third Thursday of September) worldwide, within 138 countries and counting, people light candles, whether literal or virtual, honouring the millions of orphaned pets needing a forever home. This ceremony's purpose is to draw attention to those animals which are euthanized. So I extend an invitation to check out the 'Remember Me Thursday' website on how you can get involved in your own way.
Today, September 24th, I will be lighting my candles and giving a more heart-felt cuddle to my adopted dog and cat in honour of all the pets I have had the privilege of receiving their unconditional love. My family and our home would not be as rich without our Winnie and Cotton Socks!
And perhaps this will also encourage you to light a candle in your heart to adopt an orphan pet!
I look forward to connecting with you in our circle on October 3 when we will be Celebrating our Animal Friends with sacred ceremony. I hope you can join us.
With Blessings, Reana
Check out the Remember Me Thursday website: http://www.animalcenter.org/events/remember-me-thursday/
"You cannot share your life with a dog, as I had done in Bournemouth, or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings." ~ Jane Goodall