Life’s lessons are everywhere, here are a few I learned from my dog, Daisy.
1 Things are not always what you expect. Daisy entered my life in 2005, my boyfriend and I had recently lost our “big boy”, a magnificent Labrador, weighing 126 lbs, all muscle, Mr. Handsome. I was shown a picture of a baby Lab, she looked like my boy, “she will not be big” the foster Mom told me, I payed little attention, Meeting Daisy for the first time, I saw, she was long, skinny, and had big ears & other than her eyes, looked very little like the photo, Expectations, dashed… however, I soon realized, things can be different, better in many ways than what my limited mind imagined. She grew into a beautiful mini Lab and I learned I could love another dog just as much, they are all special.Things are not always what you expect.
2 You don’t get what you want by giving up. Daisy never gave up. When it came to the treat jar, she would stand there, smiling, waiting to catch my eye, wagging her tail,for a long time, until ,yes, I popped a treat into her mouth.When she wanted my attention she would get right in my face and bark, until, again, yes, she got what she wanted. She taught me to stick with things, even if nothing appears to be happening.You don’t get what you want by giving up.
3 The toughest lesson I am learning is, my current one. Things change, life has to flow, energy goes out, in and settles in neutral. I cannot grasp or hold anything too tightly. She returned to Source October 16. I am dealing with her passing, grief is not easy, I know must loosen my grip, open my hand and let the energy flow.Energy has to move. Things change
I am grateful I could hold her at the end, and thank her for being in my life and for all the lessons.she taught me. I find comfort in the knowledge, her form is different (remember, lesson 1,expectations?) however her energy and love will always be with me as mine will be with her.