Hi! Happy National Dog Day! For anyone that has/had a dog, you know exactly why they are dubbed “man’s best friend.”
I can’t say that I have always been a “dog person”, but I most certainly am now. I’ve developed a fondness for the little Pug in my life named Graceee, who makes me laugh continuously and fills my heart with joy.
But through observing her, I am becoming so aware of the truths behind these 7 important life lessons. We all know them, but maybe don’t always (or ever) practice them. So here ya go, 7 life lessons I learned from my dog!
- Never take yourself too serious! Laughter is the best medicine, always. And never lose your playful side!
- If you want it, go get it. You can see dogs size up a situation and just go for it. No major debate or hesitation, they just go! As humans, we can take lessons from this play book.
- If you don’t like it, speak up! Or, if you do, tell me that too. Use your voice. Be heard. Communicate. Enough said there… Ruff! 😉
- Rest when you need to. The more I observe G on her own, the more I see this to be true. She ALWAYS rests when she needs to or wants to! The only time she may not fully surrender is if I’m touring her through the neighborhood on the end of a leash… But even then, she does not feel bashful about sitting down in the middle of the street or cozying up in someones front yard under a shady tree for a quick break! Seriously, I have to give the girl props. Talk about self love!
- Be present. Always. Is there another speed for a dog? We can learn some valuable lessons by watching how they communicate. Graceee just stares me down when I’m talking to her! So cute! I wish more humans gave me that kind of eye contact and attention!! And dogs never get stuck on the past, or the future. Which is good, because it doesn’t matter anyways. They are always in the moment.
- Love is the answer. A warm welcome is always appreciated, some snuggle time, a smile, or a kiss 😉 Love is always the answer. And man’s best friend delivers…
- Be unapologetically yourself. The world will adjust. What other people think of you is none of your business anyway. And beyond that, “those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” ~Dr Seuss