This is me, Sheelagh (pronounced shee’-lah) Matthews. I also go by “shee” for short. I’m a writer, editor, communications consultant, animal advocate, and environmental activist. Well, that is if you think helping to organize a river cleanup is an activist type of thing.
This blog, Shee Says, was created as a way to put a voice to issues concerning animals and the environment. Since animals and nature can’t speak for themselves, I decided to do it for them. Or, at least, to help.
I welcome you to join me in my campaign to create a considerate society, one that embraces animals and nature as one with ourselves. Can you imagine a world where animals, plants, water, air, rocks, and soil were all treated with love and respect, instead of as chattels to do with as we pleased? I can.
And I can’t wait for it to happen. Thus, for no particular reason other than there being no time like the present, this campaign for a considerate society starts today – Friday, February 11, 2011 – the day I launch this blog.
How will it work, you ask?
This campaign will be driven by communications, largely through this blog, but also through articles and columns I write, through presentations I’m asked to give, and pretty much any other way I can think of. I’ll post updates on my work here so you can get a feel for any progress made. I’ll also use this blog to bring you relevant news and information about the rest of those with whom we share our planet. I’m hoping you’ll share my posts with your friends and family, and ask them to do the same. I’d sure appreciate it if you did.
Just think of the possibilities before us. What if each of us managed to open just one person’s heart to the idea that we’re all in this world together? I think this has the potential to make an incredibly positive difference in our world, not just for animals and the environment, but for all of us. It’s worthy work, the type that keeps me getting up every morning. Maybe it will have the same effect on you.
So, let’s see how far we can go with this. There’s no shortage of challenges to overcome, and, no matter when you’re reading this, there’s no time like right now to begin.
Yours in interspecies peace and harmony,
Messenger of New Thought
PS – For those of you wanting to know more about me and my work, check out the Me and My Works page on this blog. Or head out into the webisphere and learn more about me at The Idea Garden, Monday Morning Writers Group, and PWAC. Or, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.