How many times in your life have you heard the phrase, “everything happens for a reason”? Honestly, after a tragedy, it can be kind of an annoying thing to hear. How could something that hurts so much be something that’s meant to be? Perhaps we need to come up with a new phrase. Maybe, “there’s a lesson in every experience” is better (but only say that to yourself, not to someone who is in the grieving or other difficult process).
I Wish I Could Rescue Them All
In Chickenlandia, there are many animals who have a difficult past. I have some birds that were the only ones left after a predator attack, some that lived in a small cage until they arrived here, and some who’s personalities are so, how can I put this nicely, “assertive” that would likely have been dinner had they not come through these gates. All are welcome. I love them all.
Chickens and ducks are not the only rescues here. We also have a pack of tiny dogs that each have tragic beginnings. Two of them in line to be put down because their humans didn’t want them anymore. One was a stray, running through the streets of a rough California neighborhood. And one lived in a home with known drug activity.
Paying it Forward
But as someone who has dealt with hard times myself, I hold dear the belief that joy has a way of returning. In fact, maybe that’s the lesson of my experiences. It was important for me to lose joy and then find it again, so that I can help to bring it back in others.
To learn all about how to rescue backyard chickens, click the play button below! I also talk about things you can do to make the transition easier on them. Oh, and don’t forget there’s a little (and I mean he’s LITTLE) surprise at the end!
What about you? Do you believe joy can return after hardship? Let me know in the comments!
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