Morning or evening, rain or shine, it doesn’t really matter much. Walks with my dogs is something I truly enjoy…
“Possessive” is probably an appropriate word to describe how protective I am about our walks. I prefer to do it – alone.
My family has learned over the years that I’m not really “into” company when I take them out. Overnight guests will ask, and I try to be cordial as I discourage them from joining me.
Walks in the morning (the earlier the better) is my meditation time. I talk to God, plan my day, and allow the happy-go-lucky attitude of my two Doodles to “center” me for the activities ahead.
“Whoosah” is what I do for our evening walk. They’re both still “high on life” and that elation relieves me of any stress and anxiety from the time I’ve been away from them.
Walks with my dogs gives me the ability to find a sense of balance. If I have something happening in my world that’s trying to take me off track, most times – I’m able to “re-distribute” my life during those walks. When I do something that’s dis-pleasing in my sight, they’re like an elixir – guaranteed to induce love which allows me self-forgiveness.
Being with them allows me time to appreciate living in the moment. That’s what dogs do – they keep it simple by finding joy in everything they encounter.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. ~Marianne Williamson
It’s an opportunity for the three of us to experience the world together and strengthen our bond. I learn a great deal about peace, joy and “living in the now” when I go for walks with my dog.
Keep calm and walk the dog ❤️
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