Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Sock + Fetch = Joy
My dog taught me a lesson last night. I was sitting on the couch watching my husband play fetch with Izzy, our Pomeranian (the sweetest dog ever - EVER!). Izzy would bring my husband a sock (her favorite fetch toy) and patiently wait until he noticed and picked it up and tossed it across the living room. It would only go about 20 feet but Izzy would race at full speed to get it, bring it back and then wait patiently again . . . This would go on forever, it seemed. It was fun to watch. Izzy, tail wagging, got such joy out of that game of fetch. Such a simple thing. And that's when it occurred to me -
Why can't we humans find joy in simple things? In the here and in the now. Sometimes I find myself saying "I can't wait til . . ." or "When 'this' happens, I'll be so happy.". But I want to be like Izzy and be happy now and be grateful for and find joy in a simple game of fetch - you know what I mean :). (And by the way, I do find myself smiling ALOT each day reading certain blogs - - and looking at beautiful photographs - thank you all!) The simple things.
Anyone have a spare sock?!