Yes, our dogs teach us many things.
I will start with unconditional love. Every dog owner knows the exuberant greeting received each and everytime you come home. You do not even have to leave home to be greeted with such love; just call your dog's name in a happy voice and she is there radiating affection.
Dogs teach us the experience of joy. Every morning as we begin our walk, Ebony is bounding with pure joy. She reminds me that life is to be joyfully experienced no matter what. Do you find joy in your life and allow it to flow through you?
Dogs have been considered the servant of humanity throughout history. A reminder of the importance of serving others or humanity in some way.
A dog embodies the loving gentleness of best friend and the half-wild protector energy of territorial imperative. They have that ability to sense postive or negative energy. Are you aware of vibrational energy?
Dogs can be comforting and a companion when needed. They are healers in the true sense just by their presence. Our Comfort Care Therapy Progam at Hospice has a Animal Assisted Therapist on the team.
Dogs can put a smile on your face through action or deed. They can be outrageously funny. A great reminder to laugh on a regular basis.......it is good for you!
STOP what you are doing right now.
Tell your dog, THANK YOU!