Sunday, 6 March 2011

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

A six year old's response to the question about why dogs don't live as long as humans -

People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life --like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right? Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.


©TOTKat
Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
  • 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.
  • Take naps.
  • 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 lie under a shady tree.
  • When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
  • 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.
  • Be always grateful for each new day.