The Dog Days of Our Lives

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."   -Billings

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” -Billings

It doesn’t take much for a dog to wag his way into our lives, and then we’re licked. Yes, they’re clever like that.

You might think you’re so intelligent there’s nothing a dog can teach you. I beg to differ. We have much to learn from these four-legged, furry friends.

Dogs love us even when we don’t love ourselves. (Look a little deeper, there’s something wonderful the dog sees within us.)

Only a dog can turn a walk around the block into a great adventure. (A simple task can hold many joys…don’t miss this moment by living in the past or the future.)

Dogs are good judges of character.  (If my dog doesn’t like you chances are extremely high I won’t either.)

Wagging tails make friends easily. (A smiling face will do the same. Kindness and sociability open many doors to friendship.)

Happiness is free for the taking. (Sniff a little and you’ll find yours.)

Dogs teach us humility. Seriously, any creature who can sniff your butt and turn around and lick your face in a matter of seconds must be able to laugh at himself and love with a full heart! Not to mention he has no problem eating your leftovers.)

In case you didn’t know, today is National Dog Day.

Wag your tail, (or smile if the case may be!) and spread some love today!

In The Early Morning Light

“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” ~ Lemony Snicket

“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” ~ Lemony Snicket

I rise in the wee hours of the morning while darkness is still settled across my world like a fine dust on a country road. I watch the sun tiptoe through the pine branches and dance over the rooftops…the trees and flowers shimmer in my neighbor’s car windows, birthing my world to view. The crows caw, crickets chirp, and the robins sing as I speak thanks for this day of blessings. I set my intentions to love, care, respect, and feel this world around me and to be here in this life of mine. Where does your path lead you today?

Today’s Pondering

Beauty and thorns. Life is filled with both. Where you choose to focus is up to you. ~Me

Beauty and thorns. Life is filled with both. Where you choose to focus is up to you. ~Me

Sometimes you must let go. You let go of the untrue words written or said about you or someone you love. Do you let go because they are untrue? Perhaps. Do you let go because you think the person spewing them is small minded and self-serving? Perhaps the thought crosses your mind, but then you remember those words are from their journey not yours. You let go because they do not serve your purpose, it serves theirs. And their purpose isn’t your concern. You let go because you remember not to take things personally. You let go because poison is lethal. You let go because you must move on. You must move on because you don’t want to be stuck in those words or that person’s life. You let go to restore your own peace of mind. You let go to love. Because in the end that truly is all that’s left.