In the northern hemisphere, it’s Fall, and, in North America, that means Thanksgiving, which is a day for gratitude and appreciation. Canada had theirs in October, but today is the day for the US to officially celebrate something we try to celebrate every day.
As a sanctuary, we have so much to be grateful for – the joy the elephants bring us each day just by Being, our donors who make it all possible, and our supporters who give us the strength and love to keep going day after day. You all believe in us, which makes it easier for us to believe in us, and for that, there are no words.
We know that Maia, Rana and Ramba have so much to be thankful for – we see it in them every day, in their relationships with each other and with the earth around them. Their lives had so little, and now each day they have space, other elephants, and choice.
We know Lady has a lot to be thankful for – she doesn’t know it yet, but she will start to realize tomorrow how her life is about to change forever – in a way she never could’ve dreamed of – in a way she never dared to dream. So, we are grateful to witness her journey, and everybody’s journey, but, most of all, we are grateful to share that journey with each of you. Thank you.
This video is Maia, for those who don’t know her or couldn’t tell from the roundness of her belly 🙂 This video is perfect because it shows how wonderful even the ‘smallest’ of actions can be and how much joy all of the girls bring. She is not struggling to get up, for those who might think so, she considers getting up and then decides against it. So she lies back down with gusto (like most things she does) but has to make sure she squishes her belly just the way she wants it. Love her. ❤️
November 28, 2019
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Lila saysNovember 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm
How lovely! I like the way she kicks to sit up. Lovely Miss Maia, I guess she is feeling better about the loss of Guida, her lifetime companion. Kisses from Mexico!!
Kelejan saysNovember 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm
It reminded me of myself this morning, I woke, said hello to the cat and turned over as I am a free agent and choose what I do an when..
Susan saysNovember 28, 2019 at 4:59 pm
This video is priceless! Pure bliss and relaxation. Not a care in the world! My prayer for all animals in bondage. Maia is stunning – what a beauty. Bless you for sharing this with us… and for giving hope as one more elephants heads to sanctuary. A dream come true! Love you so much.
Sheila saysNovember 28, 2019 at 5:13 pm
THANK YOU FOR MAIA ?VIDEO? HAVE NEVER SEEN ANY VIDEO IF THE ???LADIES LYING DOWN AND MUDDING OR RESTING, ONLY RAMBA ?ON HER FIRST NIGHT OUT OF CRATE! SHE WAS SO TIRED! MZ MAIA ?IS SUCH A CHUBBY LITTLE WOMAN??SHE SURE WAS TIRED I GUESS SCRATCHING AN ITCH AND HAVING A ? ? NAP. MAIA UR QUITE A PORKCHOP GIRL?❤️?❤️ BET ITS ABOUT ALL BREAKFAST FRUIT STEALING ! AND WE KNOW BECAUS SCOTT HAS REPORTED U STEALING GUIDAS ???????????FOOD?
Barb Wilson saysNovember 28, 2019 at 6:57 pm
What a perfectly beautiful tribute to all we can be thankful for. So excited to see Lady join the sanctuary family! She can lie down like Maia and rest after her journey. I am thankful for Global Sanctuary for Elephants.
Carey saysNovember 29, 2019 at 9:27 am
Goodness she is gorgeous, I could just scratch that belly and roll around with her!!! : D
Sherry saysNovember 29, 2019 at 10:05 am
PTL for GSE! I am so grateful for all of these folks who call GSE home and give unselfishly of themselves everyday to care for
the elephants and each other! It takes a lot of team work!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Debbie Sides saysNovember 29, 2019 at 11:35 am
Oh that fuzzy head, her plump body, those eyes, reminds me of Tarra. She is just a bundle of joy!
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