My wife and I owned two dogs that we had owned before we met and brought into the marriage. Her dog was a pit bull/labrador cross named Zack, and he hated me. When our daughter was born, I said to the wife,”If he so much as nips at the baby, he’s gone.”
We brought our daughter home in a car seat, and both dogs sniffed and licked her, tails wagging. I had to pull Zack away from her because he wouldn’t stop licking her. Zack immediately became my daughter’s protector, and when she was lying on a blanket on the floor, he always had to have one foot on the blanket.
Zack loved my daughter immensely, and when she became a little older always walked her to bed, and then slept on the bed with her. He somehow knew whenever it was time to go upstairs, and he would wait at the foot of the stairs for her, and then follow her up to bed.
Zack was poisoned by some dirtbag neighbor kids, and we had one of the worst days of our lives. Watching my daughter say goodbye to him as he laid still on the kitchen floor, my wife and I were both sobbing.
At 8:00 that night, my daughter walked to the stairs to go to bed. At that moment, all three of us realized what was about to happen. After 5 years, she didn’t have Zack to accompany her upstairs. She looked at her mother and me with a look of horror and panic.
It was at that moment that my dog, who loved my daughter dearly, but was not in Zack’s league, stood up, walked over to her, and nudged her with his head. He put his foot on the stairs, and looked up at her. They walked up to bed, with my daughter holding tightly to his neck.
For the next 6 years, until he died, Sam waited for her by the stairs each night.
Those who lead are in position of power. Those who are leaders, inspire others. – Inspire One.
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –Stephen Covey
Days go by and by and by but the majority of people don’t do anything about their “situation” if they are unpleased. You are an individual, with unique talents, thought-processes, and perspectives. Let me tell you this: Utilize them.
Tell yourself every single day that you may die tomorrow, then you will know what is valuable and invaluable.
Check out other motivational quotes from my source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinkruse/2013/05/28/inspirational-quotes/
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
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“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” William A. Ward
Someone you can trust.
Someone you can consider to be your best friend.
Someone who is happy overall.
Someone who is easy to please.
Someone who will believe in and support you.
Someone you can count on to stay by your side, even if life temporarily turns sour.
Someone who makes you happy and you enjoy spending your time with.
….Funny thing is, is that the first step towards happiness is to apply this to yourself. Trust yourself, consider yourself your best friend, be happy, be easy to please, believe in yourself and dreams, count on yourself, and hell…you better love spending time with yourself!
It might seem strange reading that philosophy, but it is true. Sooooo many people try to impress others and live for other people, when the reality of it is, is that people will naturally like you, appreciate you, and stand by you, when you do the same for yourself first.
Love yourself. Everything else will fall into place like it was meant to.
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