A few weeks ago, I took Bandit with me to drop off the recycling. It was a short trip, but to him it was paradise. He was *so* happy to go for a car ride, *so* happy to get out of the car and walk back and forth between the recycle bins and the car as I sorted and dropped things off, *so* happy to jump back in the car to go home, etc. He enjoyed everything about it.
After a few days of wallowing in self-pity, I've realized (once again) that I need to start living more like my dog. He has truly mastered the art of enjoying every moment of every day. Taking simple pleasure in a long walk or a car ride or the fresh wind blowing on his face.
Thanks, buddy. I'll try harder to follow your example.
"Don’t let your life pass you by, focus on the present and enjoy today!" - Glen Hopkins
I think we all need to remember to enjoy the small stuff and be more present in our lives.ReplyDelete
Sometimes, I too am struck by how our pets teach us so much about enjoying simple pleasures. Yesterday, when I was walking Scooter, he literally stopped to smell some flowers.ReplyDelete
Great post! It is amazing how much smarter than us our pets are sometimes.ReplyDelete
Here's to Bandit the Jedi Master!
Oh yah! Now you're talkin'. ;)ReplyDelete
Bandit has the right idea. :)ReplyDelete
Really nice post Lisa :)ReplyDelete
Great post, and how true... dogs seem to have it figured out.ReplyDelete
Dogs have great perspective. They are so zen. ;)ReplyDelete
They can teach us quite a bit, can't they? Thanks for reminding all of us.ReplyDelete
Great post. We had a very zen dog named Luke a while back (he died from cancer at 13). He was 1 in a million, nothing fazed him and he was always happy to just "be". It's been seven years since he passed, and he is still sorely missed.ReplyDelete
so very true! Great post!ReplyDelete
Awesome we should all live like a dog!!!ReplyDelete
i was reminded of this quite a bit this weekend too :) great post. hope the hand is starting to feel a bit better!ReplyDelete
Dogs follow the KISS principle :-)ReplyDelete
What a cutie Bandit!!!!!!!!!!