Thursday, May 31, 2012

Resting is so crucial to my happiness, yet it is the one thing I ALWAYS forget to do. I'm always "on," if you know what I mean. Sound familiar? For example, I was just settling down to rest last night and I heard a jingle in the other room-I ran off barking, but also to make sure I wasnt' missing out on something-like a treat, say....and guess, what, not only was there no treat or secret to be had in the other room, I got all my feathers in a ruffle and missed out on some valued relaxation and cuddling-with-mom time. 

Today's Challenge: Stop worrying about what everyone else is doing. Relax. If you relax, you will get what you need, if you don't, you will end up losing sleep.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Well, my mom was out of the country for two weeks and, now that she is back, I'm a little mad at her, you know. I don't like not being the center of her universe. I mean, attention matters to me, because I am, after all just a dog.......but....what I notice is that my pouting only makes one person miserable....guess who?

Today's Challenge:  Recognize two things: attention IS NOT love and that pouting hurts nobody but yourself.  For today, I will practice knowing that my mom still loves me even when she lives her life and that my happiness is directly correlated to my ability to let go of my expectations and take that which is readily available to me.