Our Saturday mornings are spent watching our two favourite shows..one is
‘The Dog Whisperer’ with Cesar Millan..and the other is ‘Dogtown"’…
this past weekend we took our ‘golden boy’ for a walk along the dykes in Pitt Meadows..a picture perfect day..a blog worthy day as well..the three things seem to go hand in hand..and make us all happy!!!
after our walk we stopped at the store and while I was shopping Doug was perusing the magazines and he came across a magazine..’Cesar’s way’..and inside was the paragraph below.
“Next time you have a sunny day, take your dog out for a long walk, find somewhere you can let him off the leash, and play fetch, or just let him go to work scenting. Try to forget about everything else that’s going on in your life and focus on your dog. You see how totally happy and contented he is? Now ask yourself: When was the last time I felt like that?
Your dog is happy because he is fulfilling the purpose for which he was created: to be a dog. But we humans have let our lives become more complicated, so much so that we can lose sight of our purpose, and when our lives are out of balance, we are unhappy.
To begin putting things right, I believe it would help to go on regular spiritual walks, and our dogs are the perfect companions to show us the way.”
how true these sentiments are..we do let our lives become so complicated that we forget our purpose and the simple things..the saying ‘stopping to smell the roses’…seems to come to mind…so now when we have the opportunity to take the ‘walk of faith’ we will appreciate the sights and sounds and smells around us….we just needed a gentle reminder…
I can remember being in Keremeos at Doug’s brother’s this past year and I took a few pictures and he saw them and wondered where we had taken them??..just down the road, dear brother-in-law....he has lived there since 1999 and never noticed..time for him to slow down too!!..
We can all learn a lesson from our dogs..go for a walk with them and watch what they do… forget all your troubles..find your purpose…live for the moment….putting one foot in front of the other…smell the flowers or take pictures ..what ever your passion is..!!..so take your ‘walk of faith’..we plan to…more often now!