Wednesday, August 5, 2009

life lessons we can learn from our dogs

my hubby found this. it's a good read and is currently posted on our frig, but i had forgotten it was there.

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

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 risings. 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 way your entire body. When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk. 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. ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY!!!
author unknown (if you happen to know who wrote it, please let me know)

i do know former President Ronald Reagan said, " Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God."

i love my doggies. when i feel bad, they come and sit by me. they are always happy to see me. they love me unconditionally. i should be more like my dogs.

A friend of mine, Judy McWhorter, from my church youth group when I was growing up recently published a book called Devotions for Dog LoversShe is definitely a dog lover just as I am. I think it's a book worth recommending.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i am writing a comment!!!! we need to go to matts soon!

p.s. I like the post about lessons you learn from dogs!