People show you who they are. Time after time. If you pay attention, their truth is there. If you choose to ignore it, that’s on you.
Yesterday, we took part in an education event at a local public library. Two summers ago, our team, a fledging version of the current incarnation, rescued three rabbits in the dirt and grass behind this library so it’s especially important to me to take part in this event, to give back to the place who helped us save Bambi, Mickey and Storm. We don’t bring a spokesbunny to events like these where many other groups are present, as there are often dogs and many children. We did bring lots of smiles and positive energy. And it paid off.
I poured on my Abundance oil before leaving the house and tossed the bottle into my bag. As we were setting up, one of our parrot rescue colleagues remarked on how lovely I smelled—the oil was already bringing an abundance of happiness to those around us! I anointed our donation box with the oil as well and our total at the end of the event was triple what we raised last year! Beside monetary donations, yesterday yielded an abundance of something even more valuable for our mission and purpose. That invaluable abundance came in the form of people.
I treasure my Rescue family, as I’ve written about here many times before. Yesterday was a reaffirmation of that and perhaps an amplification of that. A young woman came to the event specifically to meet us, to tell us about her dear rabbit who recently crossed over the Rainbow Bridge and to inquire about adopting a rabbit through our group, as advised by her veterinarian (the very same veterinarian whom we recommend to any and all small animal families!). She answered every screening question with earnest, with knowledge and with a refreshing openness to learning even more about rabbit care (not every experienced owner is open to new or different ideas!). By the grace of the Universe (and some technological assistance) we did a home visit and she will come to adopt this afternoon. She said her home feels empty without four paws and a cotton tail. In a few hours, it won’t feel empty any longer.
As magical as meeting and screening our newest adopter was, it was even more magical to sit amongst the dedicated team members who came out to support and to educate. We sat, we laughed, and we ate a lot of candy. We networked with other rescue groups and traded stories of our own furry family members. There’s just something so affirming about spending time with like-minded, like-purposed people, people who are kind to each other, people who give without expecting anything in return. Every single angel with whom I sat or stood yesterday reminds me that together, we are unstoppable. Together, we hop the hop of compassion for ourselves and for others, all species and breeds. Together, we show up, we can be counted on and we can count on each other. That’s the kind of abundance I treasure.