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Monday, May 21, 2012

Age Brings Wisdom...Doggie-Style















I can vouch for the fact that over the years my Indy-boy has become a master at being happy.

What miracle keeps a living creature consistently out of dark shadows and smack-dab in the middle of warm sunshine? Reflecting on Indy's daily life, I find his rules are really pretty simple.

1. Let others know you love them. Don't say it, show it.

2. Be willing to drop whatever you're doing for good old-fashioned play time.

3. Practice an attitude of gratitude for what you have.

4. Consume each meal with enthusiasm.

5. Waste no energy worrying.

6. Find excitement in ordinary things.

7. Take at least one nap each day.

8. Always be ready for an adventure.

9. Never hold a grudge.

10.Even when aches, pains, or illness can't be fixed; make it a point to enjoy the pleasures of each new day anyway.

Indy is one happy little dog. I can't help but wonder...what would happen if I started living life like he does?

13 comments:

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Indy is one wise doggy! I think we could ALL benefit from following his simple rules!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

VERY VERY wise words indeed Indy.

Faith Shen said...

This is a brilliant idea, thanks for sharing it to us, I will surely enjoy and treasure my every moments with my family and friends :D


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Two French Bulldogs said...

What great wisdom
Benny & Lily

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

We could learn a lot from dogs if we put ourselves in their furry shoes now and again.
Lynne x

Molly The Wally said...

Wise words my dear sage, wise words indeed.
Best wishes Molly

Mariodacat said...

Well said friend, We should all live by those words.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Mommy likes point #7 (take a nap) -- she wishes she could do that one at work.

Bassetmomma said...

I love Indy's take on life! Especially #10. :)

Linda O'Connell said...

Rules to live by...for all of us. Man could take a lesson from man's best friend.

The Joke Puppy said...

Thanks for this list as it is very timely for us. I'll have to share this advice with Joke Daddy cause he says he's running as fast as he can but feels like he can't catch up.

Tammy said...

They really do teach us so much, don't they? What a smart doggy you have.

Lynn said...

Very smart pooch!