Article & image via International Bipolar Foundation
by Emily McConville
“Junior Ellen Chaleff’s dog, a Dachshund/rat terrier mix named Fred, is there when she wakes up in the morning. He’s there, wearing an NYPD coat, when she walks between classes. He’s there when she sits in class, when she eats at the dining hall, when she’s at Ultimate Frisbee practice and when she goes to bed at night.
And if Chaleff has a panic attack, he’s also there, curled up on her lap until it passes.
The first service dog for mental illness on campus, Fred has been at Notre Dame with Chaleff since last Halloween. Chaleff, who began showing symptoms of bipolar disorder in high school, said she found out about him after he was rescued from an abusive home. He already had training as an emotional support dog, making him easier to train further as a service animal. Professionals trained him to help with bipolar disorder, and Chaleff said she did the rest…”
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The Power of God is beyond our understanding. The things He has in store for those that love Him and obey is mind-blowing. It’s out of this world. Literally…
No matter how much pain you are in, no matter how broken your life seems to be…God can restore you. He will.
Praise His Holy name…
I will never, ever be the same.
“God has uniquely designed your life and your story to impact the world in a special way. Your story matters to me, and it matters to the world. Will you be a storyKEEPER or will you be a storyTELLER?”
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Check this out. Your voice, your story….Inspire.
This is an awesome line to remember not only in the troubled, dark times of life, but always. You are not over. The most beautiful parts of life bloom after the worst of storms. What has scarred you, knocked you down, or near destroyed you is actually helping you discover who you really are. The greatest pain can be the greatest teacher. We must keep the eyes of our heart open, and in knowing that nothing lasts forever…be ready to receive the truth. You just may find that the worst thing has made you your best.
Remember who you are and where you are headed despite any negativity that you may face today. Let’s make the most of today!
God bless ❤
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Let’s let go of yesterday and enjoy today. Tomorrow is not promised. So, share your love. You are the rainbow in someone else’s cloud even if unaware! :0) You are an answered prayer waiting to be delivered. There is this blessing inside of you that only you and you alone are capable of sharing with the world! Unleash your spark!
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Let’s make today a great effort to conquer our pain, our fears, and all that seems to be holding us back. I know it’s not always easy, but the more we practice and implement new habits (good ones to bring about positive change), the closer we get to our desired selves. Small changes-teeny little things we do differently daily, maybe just one change in a daily routine…overtime becomes the dramatic, amazing outcome we’d hoped for, for so long!
*Here’s to making the most of it!*