Time Well Spent
In this world with so much hustle and bustle, we sometimes get lost in the rapid pace. Caught in the whirlwind called — getting things done, we forget to stop, breathe, and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. That’s where our Angel Animals come in.
This morning, although we had a long to-do list, we stopped the madness and went to the big dog park by the Mississippi River with our cocker spaniel Leaf. Watching his enjoyment at chasing balls we threw for him, rolling in the mud and dirt, and playing with other dogs lifted us out of our daily routines.
We sipped on our coffee as we walked the trails behind Leaf and marveled at the newly budded trees that promised spring might actually be here. Because it was raining when we left, we almost didn’t go, but Leaf would have been so disappointed. After we arrived at the dog park, although it was still drizzling a bit, we were glad we went. A few raindrops were worth the laughs we got whenever Leaf ran with abandon with his long, floppy ears sailing in the wind.
He always stopped and turned around to make sure we were within sight. Assured that we were right behind him, he would run again for the next stretch.
After we returned home, we sat on the living room couches with cats on our laps and the day’s chores still unfinished. Yet somehow, it just didn’t seem to matter as much as it had when we woke up, feeling stressed about accomplishing everything. As the rain continued to gently fall, we thanked our Angel Animals for reminding us to relax, move our bodies, appreciate nature, and spend quality time with them.
What are Angel Animals doing to help you enjoy life more?
Allen and Linda Anderson
Angel Animals Network – Where Pets Are Family
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