Friday, December 3

If A Dog Were Your Teacher

I was sent this story by an unknown author and I thought it was perfect for inspirational Friday.  I am not sure where the sender found it, but I really enjoyed it and I think you will too.  I know I have thought so many times that life would be so much more simple if I took a cue or two from our four-legged friends on how to get through life.  The pure joy and love that exudes from a dog is like none other and I think it would make the world a nicer place if humans were a little more like dogs.  That is the sentiment of this story, enjoy.

If A Dog Were Your Teacher
Author Unknown


If a dog were your teacher
These are some of the lessons you might learn...
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face
to be pure ecstasy

When it's in your best interest
practice obedience
Let others know when they've invaded your territory
Take naps and stretch before rising
Run romp and play daily

Thrive on attention and let people touch you
Avoid biting, when a simple growl will do
On warm days stop to lie on your back on the grass
On hot days drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree
When you're happy dance around and wag your entire body

No matter how often you're scolded
don't buy into the guilt thing and pout
run right back and make friends

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm
Stop when you have had enough
Be loyal
Never pretend to be something you're not

If what you want lies buried
dig until you find it
When someone is having a bad day
be silent .....
...sit close by.
...and nuzzle them gently.

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