A day of excess for many before the day of new intentions.
So many will make a promise to themselves not to drink, eat or smoke from tomorrow for eternity only to stumble on the first hurdle of breakfast. So many good intentions left by the wayside. Always next year, isn't there!
Today I heard someone on the radio mention that most of us have good intentions, morals and manners yet most us fail to live by them and apply them. No good, is it? But what wise words indeed.
Take tonight for example. Most people the world over know that firecrackers and fireworks are hurtful to animals domestic and wild, yet it leaves them cold. They will either let their fireworks off with a sense of mistaken pride at how much they have bought or stand by and applaud others while they do the deed. If you feel and know it is bad for animals, don't do it or witness it. Pure and simple.
Luckily Bob and I will be home from seven in order to be there for our precious animals when the hurtful firecrackers go off. Cats don't know what and why it is happening only that they are feeling terribly scared. Dogs even more so.
Tomorrow morning will see many a dog wandering aimlessly through the streets, trying to find the home they ran away from out of fear. It breaks my heart every time and every year I live in the hope that folks get more responsible towards animals, because if we can't show considerations for our animals there isn't much hope that we will treat each other with more kindness, respect and courtesy...
Have a Happy New Year...