What does this phrase bring to mind?
A pampered life or a life of misery?
This phrase originated in the 16th Century…and it referred to a life of suffering.
In England wealthy landowners kept dogs for hunting and were housed outside in flea infested quarters, fed scrapes, and suffered with worms. That was a Dog’s Life…one of poverty and need.
How times have changed!!
In the 20th Century the pampering of dogs has became more the norm…special foods, sleeping inside, chew toys…and ideal or easy life.
Yet today there are those who do not know when their next meal will be nor where they will lay their head tonight ~ they are living the 16th Century definition.
While I, who has food on the table, a bed to sleep in…am living the 20th Century definition.
I am so blessed, yet there are days that I complain ~ WHY?
Lord, help me to be thankful…in all things.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving; go into His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name.
Psalm 100: 4
What can we do?
There are many initiatives internationally, nationally and locally to help feed our fellow man.
• Help stock your local church pantry or local food bank
• Participate in the food drives
• Become involved with a local organization that feeds the hungry
• Donate to a charity
There are so many opportunities to help others.
If you can do just one of the above, think of the lives you will change.
Let’s change everyone’s definition of a Dog’s Life to one of living without hunger.
Share with us what you are doing to change the definition.
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