Today I was kind in a regular-sort-of-day way. Mostly to my doggies.
I am a puppy pushover. The dogs get what they want. If they want something they come to me. They paw at my leg. They whine in my direction. Because I cave. I am probably a dog trainer’s worst nightmare. I can’t help it… they pull at my heartstrings.
Today Brady got what he wanted. A hug. A sit-on-my-lap pawfully sweet hug.
And Pup got what he wanted. A pawfully cute kiss and lots of attention — and too much water.
And that was probably the extent of my intentional kindness today. And, you know what? I am okay with that. I yearned for a dog for half my adult life. I couldn’t convince my ex to be a dog owner. It caused me an overwhelmingly intense sort of sadness. The kind that is hard to explain to others, but you know it deep in your heart. When you’re a dog person you need a dog.
And now I have two. So, yeah, maybe I’m a pushover. But I waited for it and I have earned it. And I do enjoy every second of it. Even the bumpy, barky, messy days.
Which reminds me of another kind of kindness: enjoying what you have.
Enjoy what you have, kind soul.
P.S. Challenge #1 is still on! Are you Practicing Respect?
If you choose to accept this challenge, try one of the following acts:
– admire someone with kind words
– point out a particular and appreciated detail with kind words
– use thoughtful words to compliment someone on an achievement
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