“When I look into the eyes of an animal,
I do not see an animal.
I see a living being.
I see a friend.
I feel a soul.”
― Anthony Douglas Williams
“Heaven is the place
where all the dogs
you have ever loved
run to greet you.”
“Some people are worth melting for.” – Olaf
“We are a family and
we stick together.”
“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo,
but what you want is someone who will take
the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
– Oprah Winfrey
“I’m with you every step of the way”
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.
Waiting is the most exquisitely painful part of loving someone.
– Denise Chavez