I’ve found that growing up
means being honest
about what I want.
What I need.
What I feel.
Who I am.
“Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.”
– Sicilian Proverb
Chinese New Year begins tomorrow, 16th February and 2018 will be the year of the dog. As you know, the dog is a symbol of loyalty, honesty and faithfulness. Besides, if you spell ‘dog’ backwards, it becomes ‘god’.
This new year, I’m reminded of the lessons learned from our slobbering pets.
Lesson #1: The joy of living in the now
Dogs do not think about yesterday nor do they worry about what’s going to happen tomorrow. They live in the now.
Lesson #2: There is always time for playtime
Dogs understood the importance of playtime for healthy mind, body and soul.
Lesson #3: In life, we sometimes messed up
It’s okay to mess up. Just shake it off, clean yourself up and move on.
Lesson #4: Dig deeper
Dogs are persistent when it comes to digging for their buried bone/treasure. Sometimes, we need to persevere and dig deeper to reach our goals.
Lesson #5: Loyalty stills counts
Canines are loyal to their humans and animal friends due to their patience and selflessness.
Lesson #6: Give unconditional love and expect nothing in return
Dogs love their humans and animal friends unconditionally because they are sincere, non-judgmental and they do not hold grudges.
“It’s time to focus on what truly matters.”
Do they love you or the mask you put on everyday?
– Shimika Bowers
“Nobody can fully understand the meaning of
love unless he’s owned a dog.
A dog can show you more honest affection
with a flick of his tail than
a man can gather through
a lifetime of handshakes.”
– Gene Hill
“We understand how dangerous a mask can be.
We all become what we pretend to be.”
― Patrick Rothfuss
“The walls we build around us to keep sadness out…
also keeps out the joy.”
– Jim Rohn