Two of my passions.
I embraced the opportunity this week to watch the documentary Why We Ride on the big screen in Mitchell, SD. My gal pal, Laura Klock, hosted the South Dakota premier in conjunction with the kick off of another bike rebuild program. Laura, her husband Brian, and daughters Erika and Karlee were all featured in the film.
Mitchell is home to the Abbott House, a residential care facility for girls ages 7-17 years of age. It is celebrating it's 75th year in existence. Laura became involved and has served on the Board of Directors, leads group sessions, and began Helping With Horsepower's very first bike rebuild at that facility. The program helps to teach the girls how to repair something that has been neglected and damaged, much like their lives, and work together to create this beautiful machine that can go anywhere when given the right person controlling the throttle, much like their own lives. It's all relevant and an excellent example of using what you know to inspire others.
After the film, we had supper with the producer and director. They came from California to show their support, just as so many others have shown them. The stories they shared about filming were heart warming. I'm truly blessed to have witnessed such an event.
So I suppose you're wondering what this has to do with dogs. It's about passion and doing what you love. Pouring your heart and soul into it. Making it part of your daily life.
It doesn't matter if your passion is motorcycling, animals, quilting, or cooking. Whatever it is, share it with others!