Friday, January 27, 2012

If dogs were teachers...

This guy here is Claude (a.k.a. Bonzo the Wondersheep. My husband called him that name and it is how I remember him now).  He was my best friend for almost 18 years. He went to the Rainbow Bridge in March of 2010. Even though we now have three cats that I wouldn't trade for all the money in the world, I still miss him; miss having a dog around...maybe one day, but I digress... The point of this post today is to state pretty much the obvious lessons of life. I have heard these before, but it took an email from my friend Sharon to remind me of the power behind these words. I wanted to share them (and the photo of my little poodle-man) here.

If dogs were teachers 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 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.
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.

Remember these simple rules:

Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama  and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who  make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good.

So, love  the people who treat you right. Think good thoughts for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy.

Falling down is part of LIFE...Getting back up is LIVING...
Have a great day!
Have a great life!

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