Live Life Like A Dog

Eat what you want, when you’re hungry and only until you’re satisfied.  If you don’t like your dinner, don’t eat it.  Eventually, you’ll get something you like and can gobble it down.

Give yourself a treat for every job well done.  You can always go for a run through the park to work it off.

Lay on your back in the grass and soak up the sunshine.  Roll around a bit too, if you’re so inclined.  It works out the knots.

Instead of worrying, fretting and working so hard, take a nap. Take several in a day and stop worrying if you don’t sleep all night.  You can always stay up with the cat.

Find something you love to do and do it repetedly, until you’ve had enough of it…then nap.

Go for a walk, stopping to smell the roses and flowers in every yard.  The police may come but, you’re only sniffing.

Run excitedly to the door when a loved one comes home and greet them with loving kisses.  They may want to check you into a rehab center but, at least they’ll know you love them.

Take a ride in the car, windows rolled down, head stuck out and enjoy the breeze on your face. Nevermind those who pass you buy with odd stares.

If no one wants to drive you, go get the car keys and drop them into their hand.  Eventually, you’ll train them into knowing what you want without having to say a word.

Yell hello to everyone who walks by while you’re on your front lawn and tell off the ones you don’t like.  It’s your yard and you’re letting everyone know that you’re there.

Run right in and jump through the water on a hot summer’s day, rolling in the warm sand afterwards.  There’s always the bath when you get home.

Snuggle up with a loved one and keep them company on the couch.  They’re not as small as they look.  There’s always more room even when you think there isn’t.

Chase other people and have them chase you.  Remember how much fun that was when you were a kid?  Others may join in too.  You can pop an aspirin or Advil if the arthritis acts up later.

Find ways to get people’s affection and give it back in return.  Hug people and let them hug you.  Ok, so the supermarket clerk may think it a bit strange but, she may not be used to that kind of attention.   Give it time.  Either she’ll end up loving it or, asking security to escort you out for misbehaving.

Never give up on your dreams.  If they’re buried…keep digging.  You may not find the answers but, you’ll get a lot of exercise.

Just be yourself.  It doesn’t matter if you’re having a bad hair day.  Just enjoy being alive and your day.

When someone else is having a bad day, just be with them, silently letting them know you’re there.  They may tell you to go somewhere else but, they’ll appreciate that you were there for them eventually.

Live life like a dog.  They’re pretty amazing at learning how to live.  We can learn from them.














Published by ponderinglifetoo

I'm a wife, mother, artist, photographer and bookkeeper. I love writing out my thoughts in journals but, am finding my way to sharing these with others now.

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