I have had my Yorkie, Oliver, for eleven years this past Aprill. He is like my child. He, no doubt, has a piece of my heart, and is a part of my family. I can't imagine life without him. Our dogs are so special. They can never be replaced.
We can learn so much from our dogs while they are present in our lives, and even more so after they are gone. If only people were more like dogs, the world would be a more better place!
1. Forgive and love unconditionally.
No matter your condition... No matter what you look like... No matter what you have ...
No matter what you have done in the past, they love you more than life itself. Loving
someone unconditionally is something very hard to do for humans. We hold grudges.
We are jealous beings. This world would be such a better place if everyone loved as
your dog does. Even, if you have just yelled at your dog, they still long for your love and
affection. Loving your enemies is something very hard to do. Do dogs even have any enemies?
2. Are loyal
Your dog will stand by your side no matter what. They will defend you in the toughest
situations to the very end. Just think about how being a more loyal and dependable
person will enrich your life... for you, your family and your friends.
3. Always greet happily you at the door.
4. Enjoy the journey.
Think about the times when you and your dog get in the car. They love to stick their
head out the window and smell the fresh air. They do not care where they're going.
They are just along for the ride. When we set our goals in life, we get so caught up in the
end result. We often forget about the journey. It's the good stuff in between the start and
finish that matters and influences us the most. We often forget to take the "in-between" into account. Live in the moment, not the future.
5. They drink lots of water.
Drinking lots of water is the first and best practice of good health.
6. Love and accept themselves.
Have you ever seen a dog that longed to have the fur of another dog.? They might
fight over toys here and there, but are they really envious of the other's things or
attributes? We get so caught up in trying to keep up with everyone else. We often forget
it's not about the "things" in life. The things that matter are love, good health, kindness,
friends, and family. How boring would life be if we were all alike? Love everything about
yourself, the good, bad and the ugly. The most important thing you can love is yourself, not material things.
7. Play everyday.
Playing opens your mind to new ideas, and creativity. Stop stressing about life, work
and how things are "supposed to be". Live in the moment and love the moment. Have fun! Laugh!
8. Are silent, sit close by and nuzzle us gently.
They LISTEN. They might not understand our words, but they are there for us in hard times.
9. Take pleasure in long walks.
Long walks are a great way to clear your mind. Take in every second of it-the sunshine, the nature, the brisk air. It's all a gift from God meant to be enjoyed.
10. Never pretend to be something that they're not.
I think it is so funny that my dog is such a "momma's boy". Everyone that has met Oliver jokes about his attitude towards new people. I think it is amazing that he is not afraid to be who he really is, and has no shame curling up in my lap when he is scared, cold, or sleepy.
Just think what you could learn from your dog. As weird as it sounds, if we would really
change our ways to be more like our dogs, this world would be nothing short of impactful.
Dogs come into our lives for different reasons. Whether it is to teach us something about life, or to expand our hearts, dogs are heaven's gift to us.
The look I'm wearing in this post is from Amazon AGAIN. I have this one in white, and then I went back and bought it in stripes. This dress is so light weight and cool! It's easy and breezy! I like the vintage feel. The best part is that this dress is ONLY $19.00!!! I also linked up vintage bikes that are like mine. I bought mine from Target two summers ago and bought the bike basket from Amazon (only 20$).
I hope you enjoyed this post.
From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.
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