Thursday, June 21, 2012
On your mark, get set, wait!
It seems that everyone in my world is waiting on something: a deal, a job, a visa, a phone call, an email, a check... and on it goes that character building, patience trying thing known as the waiting process.
I feel like we are all lined up waiting for the "go" to be called! "Go!" so we can start breathing again, planning again, laughing again. There must be a trick to trick yourself into thinking you aren't waiting! For sure, standing still is deadly.
So let's all stay in motion and feel confident that something good lies ahead and be open to whatever that "good" turns out to be. Getting what we want can be very staisfying... immediate gratification at its best! And sometimes, not getting what we think we should have is the best thing that could happen...delayed gratification at its best! No matter what, there will be gratification because everyone in my world who is waiting is so deserving. Come what may, the "go" will be an adventure!
On your mark, get set.....
Saturday, June 2, 2012
When we bring a pet home to become part of our family, we choose a collar for practical purposes; to attach a leash and to add the identity and vaccination tags. We place it on for the first time and we know that he or she belongs to us--that she will go where we go and live our lives alongside us. And when we take it off for the last time, we know that she was never really ours to keep....
The collar, then, is a symbol of honor--the honor to have shared the love, the excitement, the devotion of an amazing pet for the time that was so preciously given us.