A Reflection on Gratitude and Giving Back

By Gaby Dufresne-Cyr, CBT-FLE

French bulldog resting its head on a patio chair leg

As I reflect on my journey, I am struck by the opportunities I've been fortunate to receive, the lessons I've learned, and the support I've had along the way. It is with a heart full of gratitude that I am now offering a large discount on the professional certification dog trainer course, also known as the Animal Behaviour Apprenticeship (ABA). This decision is guided by four core principles: paying it forward, acknowledging the opportunities I've been given, helping where I can, and imparting valuable knowledge. Allow me to share more about why these values are so important to me and how they shape this special offer.

Paying It Forward

The concept of paying it forward has always resonated deeply with me. Throughout my life, I've been the beneficiary of countless acts of kindness and generosity. From mentors who took the time to guide me, to friends and family who supported me during challenging times, I owe much of my success to the benevolence of others. Offering this discount is my way of paying forward the kindness that has been extended to me. It's an opportunity to create a ripple effect of positivity, helping others in their journeys just as I was helped in mine.

Gratitude for Opportunities

I am profoundly grateful for the opportunities that have come my way. Whether it was a chance to work with inspiring individuals, access to education, or the ability to pursue my passions, these opportunities have shaped who I am today. They have allowed me to grow both personally and professionally, and I want to express my gratitude in a tangible way. By offering a significant discount, I aim to make the ABA more accessible to those who might not have the same opportunities I did, thus giving back to the community that has supported me.

Helping Where I Can

We all have a responsibility to contribute positively to the world around us. In offering this discount, I hope to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Whether someone is looking to kickstart their career, gain new skills, or overcome a particular challenge, I want to be there to help. By making my services more affordable, I am removing financial barriers that might prevent an individual from accessing the support he or she needs. It’s about extending a helping hand to those who could benefit from a little extra assistance.

Imparting Learning

Knowledge and education have been cornerstones of my personal and professional development. The insights and skills I've gained over the years are treasures that I am eager to share. This discount is not just about affordability; it’s also about the transfer of knowledge. I believe that education should be accessible to all, and by lowering the cost barrier, I am encouraging more people to take advantage of learning opportunities. It’s my hope that the knowledge and skills imparted will empower someone to achieve their goals and make their own positive impact on the world.

Offering this discount is more than just a business decision; it’s a reflection of my values and a testament to the journey I’ve been on. It's an expression of gratitude, a commitment to helping someone, and a dedication to sharing knowledge. I am excited about the potential this initiative has to support and uplift a person who needs it.

Thank you for being a part of this journey with me. Let’s continue to pay it forward, embrace opportunities with gratitude, help each other where we can, and never stop learning.

With heartfelt thanks,


Leave a comment