Just before the New Year, I watched a compelling promo video for a non-profit organization. Perhaps it was the beautiful music, or the crisp story line, or just because it had sad looking dogs in it... but, honestly, it got me.
The video showed different dogs who had lived on a chain their entire lives being tenderly cared for. Meanwhile, volunteers built a fenced area where the dog would be able to run free. When the fence was completed, the captive dog was released. Running, jumping, tearing around the yard with obvious tail-wagging joy, the dog inspired smiles on the faces of those who had facilitated his freedom.