Saturday, February 12, 2011


So, it's the middle of February. The month is halfway over. And I have just received the first donation for the Harbor Humane Society.

I really don't want to play the guilt trip card here, because I don't think that's a good way to get people to make a difference.

But I just feel so frustrated. 

I tried to prepare myself for situations like this. I knew every month wouldn't have a fantastic outcome. That sometimes the goals would not be met.

I know I can't change the world. And I can't force people to WANT to change the world either. I know I have made a difference simply by providing information--even the actual donation is small. 

But right now--it feels like it's all for nothing. And I sort of just want to throw in the towel and quit. 

Because it just doesn't make sense to me. I know there are factors here that could be effecting this month--maybe no one wants a new picture. Maybe people don't think animals are a priority when so many people are suffering. Maybe people hate Etsy. I don't know.

But I refuse to let this ruin my faith in the project. I know it can work. I know God gave me these talents to help people and organizations.
But if I give up now--who am I really letting down?

The animals. The Harbor Humane Society. All of the people who had faith in the project. Myself.

I know getting that ONE donation right before I went to post this is God's way of telling me to keep my chin up. So I will. I don't care--I'll buy food AND eat all the money I spent on the pictures.

This project is much MUCH bigger than me. Bigger than what I can see or feel. I have to believe that to keep going.

Be the change. Make the difference.


  1. Please don't give up, Jess. Please know that you've managed to touch my heart. I promise your message is important, and your efforts are not in vain. I always look forward to hearing more about the difference you're making!

    PLEASE keep up the good work!

  2. Thank you so much for your support! It means more than you know :)