I’ve been thinking a lot this week about kindness, and what that means. And really, isn’t it anything, even the smallest thing, that changes the moment, or our day, or even our way of thinking? We all know what it’s like when someone does something unexpectedly kind – how touching and wonderful that feels. It has the power to turn around our whole day. What would it be like if we could all do those things, all the time? I would argue that the world would feel very different.
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
– Josh Billings
“We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle; easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we would still live no other way.”
We brought home our puppy today, and as happy as I am, it has of course brought memories of Scout to the surface. This quote is so representative of how I feel about dogs and their role in our lives. What special animals they are, the way they wrap themselves around our hearts and become part of our families. They slowly and subtly intertwine themselves in our lives to the point where we cannot remember what it was like before they arrived.
This is a post that I have been hesitating about writing, for many reasons. For one thing, I am not always sure how much I want to share on here. But even more so, I don’t want to bring anyone down. I want this blog to be about having a happy and beautiful home, where I share things I love and that I think will inspire you.
I need to step away from any thoughts of decorating, or clothing, or errands, or “to do’s” today. Last night my beloved Golden Retriever, Scout, had a sudden and unexplained seizure. It was horrible. To experience someone you love, human or canine, thrashing and drooling and unaware is just simply, terrifying.