Today it was about attitude. It was also her daddy’s birthday, who had a great attitude and would always wake up early. He loved his dog Bandon and both had great attitudes and were always upbeat. She continues by suggesting that you cannot choose everything in your life but we can always choose our attitude.
She reads from a quote that says “a dog does not care if you are rich or poor smart or dump. Give him your heart and he will give you his.” A psychologist once said that “attitude is more important than the facts.” When it comes to attitude, if we play more with our dogs, when we look at our dogs, we realize that they are happy.
If we take care of them, they will take care of us and they will make us happy if we take time to notice. She reads an extract from her book; “to our beloved dogs, everyday is a grand triumphant celebration. What a way to live. When they are healthy and getting their basic needs met, dogs exhibit enthusiasm quite naturally.
Unfortunately, we humans are rarely enthusiastic. Once again we need to use our dogs as role models to show us that it is much more pleasurable to be filled with hope. My dog has taught me that something as simple as the aroma of pasta cooking can bring great joy. It’s her hope that a few strands of spaghetti may wind up in her bowl.”
To have the right attitude, she gives a few suggestions;
- Spend time with positive people because what we focus on flourishes.
- Listen to positive upbeat music.
- Make a list of everything that is going right.
- Laugh more – play more with your dog. He or she will make you laugh if you give it a chance.