Smiling at our dogs
This week, a close friend of mine got a new puppy. The puppy is unbelievably cute, filling the house with joyful excitement. I couldn’t help but smile as I looked down on my two older dogs, and lovingly think how funny looking they are. Don’t get me wrong, they have their cute moments. But late at night, when overtired, they often resemble gargoyles or gremlins.
How often do you smile simply because you are appreciating the beauty or amusement of a dog’s face? Can you find joy even in the humour?
Todays note is really about finding small things in your daily life that spark joy. Whether it is your dog’s face, watching the vegetables in your garden grow, proudly displaying a grandchild’s crayon masterpiece on your fridge, or making the perfect cup of coffee, these are little moments that make our day.
It may not be a day of big accomplishments, but it can still be a good one due to an accumulation of tiny perfect moments.
Belinda Seagram, Ph.D., R. Psych.
Executive Director, Landing Strong