Goal for the Day: Back to Basics

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Our pets instinctually know how to take care of themselves. They listen to what their bodies are telling them. If it itches, scratch it. If you’re hungry, eat. If you’re sleepy, take a nap. Dogs and cats don’t worry about things that aren’t immediate. Squirrels need barking at. Bellies need rubbing. Water wants drinking.

I’ve always contended that we can learn a lot from our pets. While we have a good many other things which need our attention, a dog’s simple philosophy carries considerable weight. If we’re satisfying out basic needs as mammals, we’re putting ourselves in a better position to deal with our other human responsibilities.

So, today, listen to your body. Scratch what itches. Be glad when your people come home and, always, remember the simple joys of life. ads

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