As I was lying in bed this morning the birds started singing. I love listening to the sound of birds chirping away, for whatever reason it makes me happy. It was this that led me to today’s post.
When we’re born we start out with nothing, but for some reason from the time we’re old enough to walk it’s all about what we can acquire. Which is strange, because if you look at those who are retired it seems they want to get rid of stuff. They downsize their house which means getting rid of belongings to fit into the smaller home. All those belongings which seemed so important at the time.
In 2008 we adopted a puppy mill dog, Logan. He was bought at a dog auction by a wonderful rescue group, Bernese Auction Rescue Coalition. Although my husband and I always had rescues we had never seen a dog so damaged. This was a dog who was not just scared of everything, he was terrified. He didn’t know how to sit like a regular dog because he had always been caged. He never wagged and we weren’t even sure if he could bark because he didn’t make a peep.
Since this is a place for happy dog news I don’t want to go into his full story but I do want to share that the first time I saw him wag it touched my heart in a way I didn’t think possible. Something so simple as a tail wag sent my heart skipping a beat.
When I reflect on my life I don’t want it to be about the material things I acquired, because in the long run they mean nothing. You get one thing and then you need the next fix, something bigger, something better.
As you get older you realize it’s the things that cost nothing which hold the most worth. For me, one of those things is a tail wag.