Good Afternoon Journal & Friends,
It's been rainy here in Southern Oregon for a couple of days. It's tempting to complain. Then... oh noes... not again. Here we go...
Lessons From A Puppy #5
It's All In How Ya Look At it!
Yes, I was tempted to whine about the cold, damp weather.
I missed the sun...
I missed the spring...
I missed the light, the brightness...
But guess what happens when it rains?? Why, the worms come up to the surface, so they don't drown.
And what does any self-respecting puppy do when she encounters a real, live wriggly worm?? EAT IT, of course!!
Joey wasn't complaining about the damp and drizzle. She was too busy having a blast running around the back yard, finding and eating worms... EWWWWW! Doggie kisses anyone??? No way!!
Below is Joey standing just inside her new doggie door. It's up next to a window, so Jim is making little stairways. The outside stairway is finished, so she is waiting for me to help her down on the inside.
She was having so much fun outside, and even though she smelled like "wet doggie", I had to laugh. She was enjoying herself so much, and it reminded ME to check my grumbling attitude, and decide to enjoy my day. So many people are going through so much... I have nothing to complain about... I have MUCH to be thankful about. :-)
From Dr Phil's book: "What I want you to focus on is requiring more of yourself, starting right now."
My verse for today: "The works of His hands are faithful and just; all His precepts are trustworthy. They are steadfast for ever and ever, done in faithfulness and uprightness."
My quote for today: "When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people." --Abraham Joshua Heschel, theology professor
Enjoy the Journey,