On “Being the Dog” by Pepper PhillipsPosted: January 2, 2013 | |
It’s that time of the year again. Making resolutions. Here are mine:
Write daily. Finish what I write. Edit. Hire editors. Hire book cover designers. Format. Upload new books. Lose weight. Read daily. Read craft on writing. Exercise daily for 20 minutes or more. Follow cleaning house schedule. Lose weight. Do something new and different every week. Learn my computer. Draw. Photograph. Create. Rewrite my bucket list. Add to bucket list. Follow up on bucket list. Lose weight. Slap a smile on even if it’s hard. Don’t complain. Utilize joy in my life. Be the dog. Be the dog. Lose weight. Be the dog.
I have to explain “be the dog”…
I received one of those emails that told a story about a man coming home from work. As he stopped his car in the driveway, he could see his children playing in the yard. They ignored him. His wife was in the living room and looked out and saw him, and ignored him. The dog heard his car, came rushing out, jumping up and down on the side of the car until the man stepped out and then couldn’t wag his tail enough to show his pleasure at seeing his master. He was being a dog.
Shouldn’t we ‘be the dog’ to those we love? Anyway, after reading this, I decided to ‘be the dog’ and went into the kitchen. My grandson was standing there with his back to me, so I threw my arms around him and said, “I’m so glad you’re here.”
I couldn’t have done that at a better time in his life. He needed a hug. He needed to be ‘loved’ at that moment. He needed someone on his side.
So ‘being the dog’ is part of the resolution. This is ‘Spike’ the newest addition to my work in progress.