Since tomorrow is the US holiday of Thanksgiving, we thought it appropriate to post today our gratitude for all of you. We have 3000 reasons for which to be thankful.
Published in July 2013, the past 17 months have been an amazing experience for all of us affiliated with 'A Different Little Doggy' and we are thankful to all of you who have supported this journey helping to curb bullying by building self-esteem one child, one book at a time.
As of this week, we are very proud to say we delivered our 3000th book. That is an amazing accomplishment for us; one which would not have happened had it not been for the support of so many people across this country and around the world.
Because of your willingness to purchase, to share the message with friends and family, to donate to charitable organizations for fundraising, and to check out 'A Different Little Doggy' from your local library, we are able to help children appreciate their individuality which will hopefully make small corners of the world a little more peaceful in years to come. It is with true sincerity and gratitude today that we say to each of our supporters, "Thank You".
When involved in an activity such as shopping, have you ever consciously paid attention to what draws your eye and why? Do you lean toward patterns that are identical or hedge toward those things that are different? Do you easily spot the unique or are you drawn to same old, same old? I noticed at our local farmer's market this weekend that I truly enjoy the unique. In a sea of people, the woman in cowboy boots with the studded bracelet stood out for her personal style. The gentleman driving through on a cart due to his broken foot stood out for a different mode of transportation. The baby screaming because he was done being in the sun was definitely getting some attention. Beauty through diversity was all around.
Breakfast at the market was a treat because it was different. Roasted baby potatoes on a breakfast pizza and breakfast nachos served with scrambled eggs and chorizo vs the typical re-fried beans and ground beef.
And, let's not forget the diversity in produce. Lemon cucumbers, chocolate tomatoes, and purple carrots to name just a few. Everywhere we looked beauty from that which was different.
Take a few moments this week to consciously notice all those things you encounter which truly are different and make note of the beauty in those differences. Being different is a gift to be appreciated.
Who Are We:
A Different Little Doggy is primarily a children's picture book promoting self-esteem, acceptance, tolerance, and friendship to children ages 4-8.