Things we can learn from a dog

1.   Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.

2.   Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.

3.   When loved ones come home, always run and greet them.

4.  When it’s in your best interest, practice obedience.

5.   Let others know when they have invaded your territory.

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7.   Run, romp, and play daily.

8.   Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.

9.   Be loyal.

10.   Never pretend to be something you’re not.

11.   If what you want is buried, dig until you find it.

12.   Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

13.   Thrive on attention.

14.  Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

15.   On hot days, drink lots of water and sit under a shady tree.

16.   When you’re happy, dance around and wag your whole body.

17.  When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle him or her gently.

18.   No matter how often you are scolded, don’t buy the guilt thing and pout – run right back and make friends.

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Power of words

Are you proud of every word you say?

words to destiny“Would the people I am talking about feel special if they could hear what I was saying about them?

Will My conversations, with every person feel better or worse about themselves after they walk away from me?

Do I tell the whole truth or do I add some extra juicy or gossipy bits to make the story interesting?

Does the tone of my voice make me sound harsh, aggressive or loud?

Do I use complimentary, positive words about all the people in my life or do negative words about my family, friends, team mates or strangers appear when I am angry, tired, frustrated or feeling defensive?

Do my words compliment or criticise?

Do my words pick people up or pull people down?

Do I choose to speak highly of people or would it be better if I said nothing?

Do my words add value to or devalue the people in my life?

Would I be proud of myself if all of my conversations found their way onto the radio for everyone to hear?

Can I be proud of the person I am because of the words I use?”

Rowena Szeszeran-McEvoy