Do you know, all my life, I've never had this many animal-loving friends who could empathise with how I feel about animals until I started AnimalCare?
In the past, whenever one of my pets passed away, or got lost, and I was grieving or going all out to do everything possible, most of my friends would chide me for going overboard.
"Let go", they would say. "Don't be attached!", "Be equanimous" - these are the usual things I would hear time and again. It is very hurtful to hear such remarks though it could very well be "good" advice. "Good advice" given at the wrong time may very well turn out to be "not so good", after all.
I am grateful that one of the benefits that have come out of starting AnimalCare is that all of us who think and feel alike can come together on the same platform to share and care, not only for the animals, but also for ourselves.
I am extremely grateful to all of you for having shared these very challenging days with me. Thank you for all your emails, text messages and comments on the postings.
Everyone of you has been very, very kind. And for once, I do not need to hear those usual remarks of asking me to let go, be equanimous and be unattached.
I will let go, when I'm ready to let go. But before that happens, please allow me to grieve for awhile.
We may come from different religious and cultural background, but as animal-lovers, we all belong to one universal religion - KINDNESS.
Isn't that enough?