As crazy as this may sound, I’m inspired to see a dog honor this (elder) woman. What are we doing if a dog can be honorable enough to take a stand when injustice occurs?
The battle wasn’t the dogs, and the dog took it on as though it was.
As I watched this, I couldn’t help but recognize several key points Martin Luther King identified in the ’60s.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
The dog refused to be silent by taking a definitive stand for what was seen as just.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?’”
The dog clearly wanted the (elder) woman to be taken care of over its needs.
“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
The dog plainly communicated with the man, by working together, that it’s best if you gave her some first.
“Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”
It will work out for me and you as long as she is taken care of first.
“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”
We can all agree this pooch wasn’t silent, as actions spoke volumes.
“Injustice Anywhere is a Threat To Justice Everywhere”
…so many lessons
I never imagined honoring a dog, and I find myself doing so in this post.
Why, I’m sure we can agree that an honorable person is someone who believes in truth and doing the right thing — and tries to live up to those high principles through honest, fair, and trustworthy actions worthy of respect.
Is there an opportunity for you to be an Honorable Leader who respectfully approaches those in your sphere of influence to seek out what’s best for those you can help?
What did you see, AND What stand are you going to take?
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