shows her age, being a bit arthritic. But she still enjoys her life very much.
Some weeks ago I ran across a site for non-infant kids in need of adoptive homes. Despite the prior paragraph, I'll resist the obvious, "see how socially insightful and cutting I can be" comparison. It's a bit heartbreaking, really, entries like "Jason tries hard at school, but he faces special challenges".
Sometimes I want to adopt simply everyone, or do some other broad-minded and truly helpful thing. But I don't. It's not important to have the flights of fancy and to wish the "wish I could". It's only important what I do. I think of the problems that consume me, day to day, and then I think of the challenges kids and animals face, and I feel darned ungrateful and self-absorbed.