We celebrate, and challenge, you to adopt someone new into your family. It is an important day to think about and maybe even act on. There are thousands of children that have no home to go to. Can you imagine having no place to go or to have no one care about what you do? It’s bad enough for adults but for children it’s even worse. Today always falls on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, maybe in the hopes that you will set a new place at your Thanksgiving table for someone who has no place to go. Since it’s followed by Christmas, why not let them stay over? You might just find out that the biggest reward is not in what you offer, but what you receive.
How to celebrate – Consider adoption. Make someone’s life better. Look for the good in people.
Who doesn’t love a puppy!?! They are filled with all the
good things in life and they are willing to share expecting little in return.
Today was created in 2006 to promote puppy adoption. There are so many puppies
out there that do not have a home of their own, go hungry because no one helps
them and suffer when they do not need to. They are our best friends and all
they ask for is a little love, a little food and a little water. They are
willing to protect us, love us when no one else does and make a house a home.
How to celebrate – Adopt a puppy today. Help an animal
shelter today. Love your puppy like you would a child.
Can you image if your pets had thumbs? You would never have to open another can of food for them, pour water for them and you might even find them reading he morning paper. But, unless your pet is a monkey, they do not have thumbs, which is probably a good thing. If you think about all the stuff you lose or misplace every day by yourself, imagine what might end up missing if you pets could carry them away as well.
How to celebrate – Love your pet for who they are. Get a monkey
if you want to find out what pets with thumbs might do. Be thankful that your pet
actually needs you.
One thing everybody deserves in life is a family. People who love and care for them and are there no matter what happens, good or bad. Today is honored in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto rico but the interesting thing is, it didn’t happen until 2006.
Now I am Pro-Life. It is not that I do not honor the rights of women to do what they choose with their bodies but I always wonder about that child that was aborted. Not meaning to be controversial but what if they grew up to be the person who actually figures out what it takes to get world peace, cure cancer or becomes the parent of some child who does.
I understand that not everyone is cut out to be a parent, or deal with children but that means we need better and easier adoption laws to be able to find those children a home. And if you have a home that can take a child in, give them a chance.
I remember growing up there was a girl I really was attracted to. She was an orphan and lived in a Christian Home for orphans. I was only 13-14 but she was everything to me. One night I overheard my parents talking about adopting her and I freaked! All of the sudden the girl I really liked might end up being my sister! Well it didn’t happen, neither did she and I in any other way.
And lets not forget our animals either. Cats and dogs need families too. If you don’t think so, just look in their eyes.
How to celebrate – If you have room for a child, or a pet, please consider adoption. Support adoption groups. Think before you act.