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Making A Commitment To Life

Friday, July 06, 2012

Years ago, the motivational speaker and author Zig Ziglar defined commitment this way "When you want to understand committing yourself to something look at a plate of bacon and eggs. The chicken made a contribution, the pig made a commitment."

I met Kait Seyal in November of 2011. She waited tables at a restaurant I frequent and not only did she provide excellent service emoticon we soon became friends. Kait told me of her love for animals, especially dogs, and her commitment to animal rescue and pet therapy for the sick, disabled and elderly.

She and her husband John were looking for a way to bring attention to abused and abandoned animals and the real value of using pets to aid people in their recovery. So they decided to do something small and insignificant (LOL) They quit their jobs, packed up their belongings and decided they and their two dogs would hike from Delaware to San Francisco. They began their journey in late March and as of yesterday had reached Iowa.

I could go on and on but I'd rather give you the link to their blog. It speaks to their journey and commitment to their cause more eloquently than I ever could. As I follow them on their journey I examine my own commitments. If you get a chance stop by and follow their journey.

Here is the Link

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GIRANIMAL 7/17/2012 5:13PM

    Ohh, John, this is so amazing. I fell in love with these two from their first, oh, I dunno -- three words on their blog? emoticon Thanks so much for sharing, and for this shining example of commitment. I find myself inspired but sad -- likely because I lack this kind of fire these days. Apparently I need a new cause! (And should be darn happy and grateful that this healthy-living thing feels more like an old friend these days.) emoticon

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GEEMAWEST 7/10/2012 10:12PM

    I just recently heard about these folks. How inspiring!

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CRYSTALJEM 7/9/2012 10:55AM

    Looking forward to checking the link. Just reading your synopsis of it makes me remember how much I respect people who do more than think about things, but that make things happen.

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    I love pets too and think this is a great cause. Love it.

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HDHAWK 7/7/2012 10:26AM

    I just heard about this yesterday. What a wonderful thing they are doing.

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NASFKAB 7/7/2012 3:08AM

  awesome work

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LYNMEINDERS 7/7/2012 1:50AM

    Awesome...a great cause...we need more people like them....
Will look at the dogs blog....thankyou

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CARTOONB 7/6/2012 8:59PM

    Wow! Good for them. That is quite the feat. I hope they accomplish their goal.

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SPARKENISTA 7/6/2012 6:03PM

    This is an amazing story. I will definitely check out their blog. Thanks for this.


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    John, this is awesome. I am definitely going to look the blog you mentioned over. I can't wait to read more about their journey.

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SILLYHP1953 7/6/2012 1:43PM

    Well, when you look at it that way, there is a BIG difference between contribution and commitment. I think that is a lot of my problem. I've been making contributions toward my weight's time to make a commitment.

I will check out their blog. Thank you.

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MARCYNA 7/6/2012 1:29PM

    Hey, what a committment, thanks!!!

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HLOCHRIDGE 7/6/2012 12:08PM

    Getting ready to check out their blog! How wonderful!!

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    Thank you so much for sharing this, John. Their story, dedication, and courage are amazing! I'll definitely be following their blog.

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EGALITAIRE 7/6/2012 10:07AM

    That's great

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VONBLACKBIRD 7/6/2012 10:03AM

    emoticon for sharing this and also to Kait and her husband for doing this. We live in a rural area where many dogs are just dumped..We have rescued sad to see the shape these dogs were in when we got them..Glad someone is making a difference.

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    Thanks John. I visited their website and it is a very cool project and cause.

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LMULLINS4LIFE 7/6/2012 9:22AM

    Seriously cool. Oddly enough, I've been pondering part of my Bible reading this morning (Acts 16) and was really confused about vs. 3. That quote from Zig Ziglar shed some light on it and gave me a bit of understanding on the matter. I also think it's hilarious that it's talking about a pig (considering the whole issue in Acts 16 is the Jewish culture). Made me giggle. :)

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TRISTAROSE 7/6/2012 9:20AM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing .... such a great thing they are doing!

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SIMPLY-VICKI 7/6/2012 9:07AM

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SANDRALEET 7/6/2012 8:43AM

    So with her .I to look after strays emoticon

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