As I sit patiently waiting for Santa to come. Well to really tell the truth I am not a patient dog, I already opened 2 gifts because I COULDN’T WAIT and Santa had left them right in the closet so his sleight was not so heavy when he made his rounds. I just hope that doesn’t make me eligible for that naughty list my mom keeps telling me about.
Anyhow, my lesson learned this year to take with me into the new shiny new year is this:
LET IT GO.
This may sound like a simple thing to do but it really isn’t.
For me it is about putting something in my mouth that might harm me,
my mom yells out:
DROP IT. DROP IT. DROP IT.
For people it is about forgiving, and moving on from something that might poison their heart and stink up their day/week/year/life unless they just Drop It. Leave It. Let It Go.
As I see it from my “four-legged” perspective it works like this: You see another pretty little dog with a stripe down it’s back… You approach with all good intentions of making a new friendship BUT then they spray you for no reason. OH the STINK! How mean of this new potential friend. You get MAD, you want revenge. You chase that D#MN poo-poo-pet off your property and you denounce any other “black and white” potential pal you see all the while huffing with disgust. For years you hold onto this grudge remembering the stinking consequences of that nasty meeting. A BATH, and another BATH. Your humans humiliated you by holding their noses and plopping you in the sink time and time again.
You then keep this grudge against all things “black and white” rather than just leaving that anger behind you. You never let it go because of that one encounter. It ruins your days. It ruins anything good and you just can’t move on.
Well, no more, I forgive you mr. skunk. You probably were having a bad day yourself and I am leaving my anger behind me and moving on. I think I might visit to that new dog I saw move in across the way who is “black and white”, the one with the pretty long swishy tail that speaks in “meows”, must be a foreigner.
Yes I am not ever letting the past taint my future again.
LET IT GO.
Have you learned a good lesson this year to be thankful for?