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While walking the dogs this morning I wondered why so many of my frail elderly neighbours were out raking leaves in such blustery winds?

 
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We all become multi dimensional time travelers when we imagine the whys and wherefores!

 
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Harley's been coming to work with me as my service dog off and on for about 6 months now, and about a month ago we started fulltime as a team.  That part time status was really because I was having issues with accepting my ever increasing medical issues and all the questions people kept asking.  I thought that by leaving him home it was just easier.  Basically I would pretend it wasn't happening.  About a month ago I realized I wasn't getting better this time and Harley was getting confused.  So things were not get easier they were getting worse.  So about a month ago I decided to dive in with both feet.
   
About a week ago I was sitting at my desk working on my computer checking the emails that arrived overnight while Harley was settling in to his cozy little bed tucked on my desk right next to my computer tower that gave him a little more heat.  With his food and water bowels right by his side Harley has been jokingly referred to by several of my fellow employees as "George Castanza" for the Seinfeld show character's under the desk episode.  
 
Suddenly the emergency bells and horns went off.  Harley jumped straight up and banged his head on the underside of the desk.  I quickly grabbed his roller leash from my knapsack instead of his 4 ft leash that is tied to my waist belt as I normally use and snapped it on his collar.  There was no time to waste this alarm was totally unexpected.  Working in a government research facility there where plenty of dangerous materials so I wasn't going to wait around to find out if it was only a drill. 
 
Harley and I proceeded with great caution to enter the corridor flow of people evacuating the building.  I was so relieved I grabbed the roller-leash I thought as we entered the stairwell we had to follow in single file as to leave room for the Firemen that might be entering the building from the other direction.  Fortunately for both of us Harley seem to understand what was going on as he followed the person a head of me so I could use the hand rail and also shield him from being stepped on from behind.

 
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We each have a sphere of influence that we're responsible for.  We can make this sphere of influence a heaven or a hell.  To determine how much influence you have within your sphere you can start by determining how far you're able or willing to walk.  Is it one, two, five, or ten miles?

Be honest with yourself, if it's only one mile then accept that you only influence a one mile circumference.  By worrying about things that are happening three thousand miles away you will become overwhelmed and distracted from the real issues you have influence to do something about.

For example, by getting out there and walking, or like walking your dog, you are not only exercising, but you are in the process of realizing your personal influence and its circumference as it grows.

Yes, armies can travel around the world and force change, but nothing works better than people hitting the streets in their own neighborhoods and influencing long term change.

Happy Canada Day and Fourth of July!


 
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Harley
Harley celebrates "Take Your Dog To Work Day"  It was created to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage their adoption from humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescue clubs. This annual event encourages employers to experience the value of pets in their workplace for this one special day to promote pet adoptions.

http://www.takeyourdog.com/


 


 
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