The Charlie Bravo Story

I get by with a little help from my friends

Some days the words flow as effortlessly as quicksilver, other days it’s like my thoughts are trudging through a pool of cold molasses, this is one of those latter days. Never fear, all is well at the Casa; how could it be otherwise on Charlie Bravo Day, right?, but sometimes the cares of life can squelch even the most joyous of occasions, so I’ll leave you with this instead.

If you feel that you have no real mission in life, consider this: there once was a man that never performed any miracles, neither did he lead an army, sit on a throne, heal any afflicted, feed any hungry, or perform any mighty feats that I’m aware of. He wore ragged animal skins, subsisted on bugs ‘n’ honey, and lived alone in the desert(eHarmony probably had a difficult time finding a proper match). Despite this, he was known as one the greatest men who ever lived simply because of his one defining mission:

He pointed people towards a better way.

This can be your mission as well. When I came out of my crate, I knew that I had a purpose, but what was that purose? The amount of bad news being transmitted daily was overwhelming, but what impact could one emaciated dog be expected to have on such a vast world filled with negativism?

Fulfill every need as it arises, and you will find your ministry; all I had to bring to the table is my story, that I didn’t have to stay confined in my crate, that there is a better way.

And that should be your mission as well.

It is much appreciated when you like and share my story, and our interaction through comments, PM’s, phone calls and actual meetings is the blood that keeps this heart beating, but you also have your own stories. Never devalue the ability of your own experiences to uplift and encourage those in your own circle of influence, as you never know when a “chance” word or action can positively change someone else’s life, and they yours.

You alone have that power, but like all power, it’s useless unless you turn the key, hit the starter, twist the throttle and drop her into gear.

Oh, and the greatest man who ever lived?

That would be John the Baptist.

Join the discussion

  1. Diane Brannon-Keech

    My engine is running, hang on!

  2. Janice Mecca

    Wonderful inspiring words!

  3. Dee Soulier

    wise word and Chark on

  4. Kim Griffin

    This is pretty awesome for thoughts trudging through a pool of molasses! Very inspiring especially after the week I’ve had. Thank you Charlie!! ❤

  5. Maria Dawybida Minerley

    Trudging through a pool of cold molasses? Wow, just think how eloquent you’d be if you were “warmed up” a little… thanks for always finding some way to be inspiring. And you’re right! One of my favorite Mark Twain quotes is, “There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.

  6. Karen Ragle

    Inspiring words for sure! Can;t wait for those molasses to get warmed up! And such a beautiful photo of Charlie Girl. Perfect backdrop for her nubian beauty.

  7. Jeanne Mancinelli

    I do like the positiveness of your message Charlie. The images of you ( and some of the other casa members) trudging through that pool of cold molasses… It’s going to be a while before I can eliminate them from my head!!!

  8. Sherry Ralph Jadrnak

    The perfect prose for a perfect day! * E-Harmony is waaay overrated, in my personal opinion, lolol*

  9. Sandy Runyon Lough

    Your cold molasses is liquid gold to the rest of us. We’re beholden, CB.

  10. Sam Howard

    So right, Charlie, I became an advocate when I fought the “Big C” that “you can do it too”. I’m surprised how many people I’ve seen thru this ordeal and now paying it forward. Ain’t no mountain to high with a positive attitude.

  11. Charlie Bravo - The Motorcycle Rescue Dog Story

    I only remind you of what you already know: that we all do make a difference

  12. Verna S. Clancy

    You’re a beauty, Charlie. I’m so glad you were helped out of that crate.

  13. Laurie Brown

    Charlie & your humans. <3 🙂

  14. Kathy Moody

    Sometimes I feel stuck in that molasses too. Always try to look ahead and enjoy the moment.

  15. Mary Lou Force

    Your wisdom never fails to move me, Charlie.

  16. Jody Hess-Franey

    I’m working on my mission Charlie! Stay tuned!

  17. Charlie Bravo - The Motorcycle Rescue Dog Story

    I still miss that old girl; it’s incredible the impact she had in such a short time… RIP, Stevie

  18. Leigh Pevreal

    She was a very precious girl. We were all so thrilled the day you brought her home.

  19. Connie Allard

    Looking good Charlie. You are such as sweetheart!

  20. Mikki Calm

    Please don’t ever stop, I’d be lost without you!

  21. Quintero Monica

    QUE LINDA PRINCESA es lo mas hermoso que YO alla visto

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