Dogs are some of my favorite teachers! Each day they offer incredible wisdom and inspirational life lessons, of which I am truly grateful. This poem below, by an unknown author, beautifully captures many of the amazing life lessons learned from our beloved dogs. Whoever wrote it must have had a very special relationship with their dog!
If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret. —Jim Carrey
Dogs are some of my favorite teachers, imparting wisdom into my life in ways I never thought possible! One of the most cherished lessons I’ve learned from my dogs is to live in the moment. Dogs are masters of mindfulness. In other words, they are aware of their surroundings and what they are doing moment by moment . . . and I believe that they extract the fullest joy from each moment. I think this is what gives them their seemingly carefree spirit.
“Taste and see that the Lord is good.” ~Psalm 34:8
Dear friend, don’t let discouragement and doubt get you down. The Lord is good. Everything He says and does is good. We just need to awaken our senses to taste and see the blessings that already surround us. Be patience. Like a loving Father, God is working all the details of the lives of His beloved children for good!