Monday, July 19, 2010

Things we could learn from our dogs

I try to be original with my post. However this came to me in an email a while ago and I've held onto it long enough. Now, I'm passing it along to you.

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.

Take naps.

Stretch before rising.

Run, romp, and play daily.

Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.

On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.

Be loyal. Never pretend to be something you're not.

If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.

Be always grateful for each new day

Today, I wish you a day of ordinary miracles: May joy dance in your soul, may love fill your heart and may peace reign in your home

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly

4 comments:

PhotosbyErich said...

Great post. Here's one more we could learn from our pooches: You'll enjoy the water much more without a swimsuit.

AJ-OAKS said...

Great words to live by. Stop and smell the roses. Life truly is short. Enjoy each and everyday.

Jabacue said...

So true, Stew! Our dog has taught us so much.

sophie said...

And I'm teaching them as we speak...woof woof!