Top 5 Lessons I Learned from my Dog

September 24, 2007

We humans are funny creatures.  We struggle and struggle to balance life, to find meaning and to spend time with our loved ones.   After two years with my big white German Shepherd mix mut from the pound, Annabelle, I think I finally have learned something showing you CAN teach an old dog new tricks.  Here are the top 5 lessons I have learned from my dog.

5.  Nap frequently.  Life is always better when your rested.

4.  Always nap next to a loved one if possible.  If not, find the best chair in the house.

3.  Spend 15-20 minutes a day soaking up the sun’s rays.   You won’t get skin cancer or premature wrinkles from 15-20 minutes and remember, despite all the bad press the sun gets these days, it is the life giving force of our planet and vital to every living creature.

2.  Never turn down a treat when one is offered. One piece of cake won’t make you fat.

1.  Always greet your loved ones with unabashed enthusiasm and joy at seeing them again. 

And one bonus…

Take frequent walks and smell the flowers.  Exercise clears the head and keeps you healthy and happy.

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