Dogs understand the world better than humans.
We analyze, we obsess, we complain, and we live in that destructive cycle following every interaction. We also doubt our own potential and we constantly let fear get in the way of what we want.
Dogs don’t have time or interest in any of that.
There are lots of lessons we could all learn from dogs, here are the most important ones.
They Know the Value of a Good Nap
When they aren’t playing or eating, they are sleeping. We really need to take after them on this one.
They Aren’t Afraid to Get Dirty (Or Clean)
They do what they want and don’t worry about minor consequences. If prancing through a mud puddle looks appealing to dogs, they prance away without any concerns of needing a bath.
They Know How to Make New Friends Better Than Anyone
They approach, they trade sniffs, and sometimes they’ll take a moment to play, but if there’s no connection, they move on with their lives immediately. No hard feelings and no rejection, ANYWHERE.
They Tolerate Lots of Silly Nonsense for Their Loved Ones
They will let you dress them, they will let you wrap them up in 500 blankets until they look like an ultra cozy burrito, and they’ll even let you put shoes on their paws despite how G-D awkward it feels. They love you and will do anything to make you smile. That is love.
They Appreciate Quiet Things
Everyday life is naturally pretty loud, so all quiet time should be cherished as a rare escape from the madness. Motorcycles, fireworks, loud music, they aren’t thrilled with any of that.
They Don’t Overthink Anything
They just live, never caring what others think. They are blissfully unfazed by an awkward interaction.
They Never Give Up
They take everything, even the really scary stuff, one day at a time. Because that’s all they can do. And they know that no matter what happens, a life filled with loved ones to snuggle and bowls filled with food is a life to be cherished and celebrated, regardless of what happens the next day.
They Love With Reckless Abandon
they never judge you, and they will never abandon you. If that’s not the definition of ‘ride or die’ then I don’t know what is.
They Get How Wonderful Food Is
they wag and twirl and hop when dinner time comes.