Monday, May 23, 2011

A Lesson We All Can Learn

Just for a second, look away from your computer.  What is your pet doing?  Odds are, they're taking a nap.  So what can we learn from our furry friends?

1.  They eat when they're hungry.  How often do you skip a meal because you're busy or stuff your face when you're stressed?  Look at your dog or cat.  They eat when they are hungry and stop when they're full.  They don't worry if the job is done first.

2.  They nap when they're tired.  How many times have you stayed up late to finish that presentation?  Or woke up before the birds to fit one more thing into your day?  Did it really make your life better?

3.  They are overjoyed to see you at the end of the day.  Does anything match the enthusiasm of a pet when you walk in the door after work?  Do you greet your significant other with the same enthusiasm?  Wouldn't that same joy make a difference to them, also?

4.  They play.  Somewhere in history, it was decided that adults shouldn't play.  Why not?  I'm not saying fetch a tennis ball or play with catnip.  I'm saying...while you're watering the garden...turn the hose on your spouse!  Make green mashed potatoes for St. Patrick's Day!  Wear a goofy hat on New Year's Eve...even if you're staying home!  Life is short...have some fun!!

Now go hug your pet...they deserve it!!

And those are my random thoughts this morning...

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