Most years, I try to stay the hell away from the stores from Thanksgiving until about January 10th. The dates in between, it’s like people have lost their flipping minds! It’s a feeding frenzy out there and quite frankly, it sickens me.
The Reason for the Season aside, when did we get so horribly materialistic??
My biggest gift this year is being able to spend time with my loved ones. That is what I treasure the most.
The greatest gift you can give someone is time. Time spent together. Time shared and cherished. We are given a limited amount of time on this Earth. Share that precious time with those you love. Once they are gone, you can’t get that time back. Use it while you can.
Put your credit cards away. Spend Time!
Copyright (C) 2017 Penny Wilson
The innocence I see when I look at my Best Friend, Rocket, just fills me with joy. Just think; if we could see the world the way our dogs do, how peaceful the world would be.
Rocket has a joy for life! He’s just Happy to be alive! He greets every day with joy and excitement! He greets me with the same joy no matter how briefly I’ve been away from him.
Rocket has no need for greed; except maybe when it comes to his favorite treat. He does not wish for wealth. He is rich as long as he has food to eat, a roof over his head and an owner that gives him lots of love and attention.
Rocket does not look at another dog and envy the fancy car he is riding in or the cool scarf he is wearing that day. He doesn’t care a bit as long as he’s with me. Just the pleasure of my company is enough for him.
Rocket does not judge. He doesn’t care about the color of your skin or what church you go to. He could care less if my hair looks good or my socks match. If you wanted to wear a pink tutu to work, it would be just fine with him. Rocket would be just as happy to get a belly scratch or a treat from you if you had 100 tattoos and piercings or none at all.
Rocket is no slacker. His job is to keep me company, be a soft spot when I need to snuggle, act adorable at all times and entertain. He has Never shirked his duties. He is Always there for me. He can lend a sympathetic ear or a soft shoulder. He can be a goof ball and crack me up when I least expect it.
We could all learn a lot from our dogs. I try to live up to the standards of the person my dog thinks I am!