The last few days have been spent doing speeches in the New Haven and Stony Creek area of Connecticut. We met quite a few people and we were able to make some connections and sell some books and swag. Additionally, we have shared the message taught to me by the people who set me on this trajectory. It is important to me that I remember how I got here. How is that? I got here because my friends and complete strangers stepped in and helped me out when I had essentially given up. It makes me happy when we have the opportunity to share that story and even more happy when it provides an opportunity for us to help some of the K9’s that protect our communities.

I hope you have a good week and I hope if there are any of you reading this that are struggling, that you reach out for help. Sometimes things seem hopeless, but feelings are temporary and you never know where the future will take you. 10 years ago I was in a whole different world. If you have someone in your life who is struggling, step up and help them. You don’t have to be a mental health professional, you just have to show that you care and that you are there.

“Never underestimate your ability to affect the trajectory of another human life, especially in their most vulnerable moments.”