Dear Beautiful Human:
Are you happy? Right now, as you read these words, are you happy?
No? That is why I am sharing these insights about how dogs live in the world, happy in every moment. You can do that too, but you have forgotten. Or you have allowed regrets about the past or worries about the future to cloud your present moment.
It’s time to stop allowing the past or future to pollute your present moment.
How? Just look at your dog as you are driving down the road. He is either hanging his head out the window, relishing all of the delicious smells that rush by, or blissfully asleep in the back seat. Either way, do you think your dog is sorry about the fact that he chewed up your favorite pair of shoes? Or worried about where you may be taking him?
Not a chance! Your dog is in the moment, enjoying everything it has to offer him.
You can train yourself to do the same – you just have to be mindful of when your thoughts are full of past regret or future worry. When you notice that, stop, take several deep breaths, and settle back into now. You will discover that your sense of anxiety is less, you laugh more and smile for no reason.
You might even call yourself…h-a-p-p-y!
In these days leading up to your big Heart day, I asked some friends of mine to help me remind you that you came from love, you are love and you are seen.
You can be the person your dog thinks you are.
Much love and doggie kisses,
P.S. Why not check out my book, Drop the Leash: Let Go of the Past and Love in the Present? It makes a great Valentine’s Day gift for the dog lovers in your life.