The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Several of this week’s quotes reflect the effects of a recessive economy, as one legal assistant contributes to a shelter program which helps families in financial distress buy pet food, and two laid off legal assistants attend job fairs. One legal assistant is simply grateful to be alive after being struck by lightning in 2002. All of them remind me to be grateful for the gift of life and the ability to help others, as well as the need to encourage and support our colleagues who are struggling to find work.
“I’ve seen little children from the lowest level of poverty, and I know how important that little dog is that sleeps with them at night. It brings them such security and happiness. I can’t think of how hard it would be to lose that dog. So this is the least I can do.” ~ by Florida legal assistant Holly O’Brien, who has been the board president of the Humane Society of Tampa since 1998 and gave up wine for Lent. She’s going to spend the money she would normally have spent on wine at dinner or for entertaining to buy pet food for the shelter’s assistance program, which helps families in financial distress feed their pets. (Tampa Bay Online)