Monday, July 25, 2011

Mom Day Monday

Welcome to what I hope is the first edition of Mom Day Monday (thank you to Frankie Furter for this great idea).  I had contemplated about doing my own separate blog however since it seems at times I have a hard enough time "helping" the Beaglebratz with their's and after a lengthy "discussion" with the Beaglebratz (along with some treat bribery) they let me do my thing here on Mondays.  So I hope you enjoy - this will be MY spot - whatever I choose to write about.
The following was in an email I happened to get then after that is my thought about it.
“When we choose not to focus on 
what’s missing from our lives but 
are grateful for the 
abundance that’s present… 
we experience heaven on earth.”
I have figured out – when we talk about how our dogs live one day at a time, in the here and now … then this is what their lives must be like. Because they are not focused in on what they don’t have but rather they already have whatever their abundance is – what they desire – love, understanding, adequate food &amp water &amp maybe a belly-rub now &amp then along with a cuddle or two.  Some of us humans, me included, could profit by learning this from our dogs.

This little quote is something I "borrowed" from an email signature box I get at work - another good example of living in the here and now-
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us."
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Oh Miss Kim!! THIS is just the bestest post. It is sooooo full of the most imPAWtant words we will probably read ALL week long.
You did a Wonderful job on your furst Mom Day Monday!!
I am sure that Shasta and Shiloh are just bursting with pride.
My mom is always saying..
Out of every BAD thingy.. GOOD things come. Butt that doesn't hold a Snack to your fine words.

Sharon said...

Great post, Kim! If only we could all just live in the moment and be happy with what is.... life could be so much better! What we really have is today, yesterday is gone and tomorrow could never come.

rottrover said...

Well pawed - I mean written. I couldn't agree more. And yes, my dogs do help me stay in the present. What a gift they are!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! GOLDEN PAWS!!! LOVE the quotes. Have a Happy Monday! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Unknown said...

I love mom mondays :) I love your first post and I appreciated those qoutes cause I could use some this morning. One day at a time :)

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Oh yes, we have to echo what all the others have said. Great opening post - such wonderful thoughts!!! Thanks for making Monday such a nice day.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder,and Ciara

Two French Bulldogs said...

Now that is one good idea
Benny & Lily

Oskar said...

What a great post. My mom person & I look forward to more of your posts.

Nubbin wiggles,

The Daily Pip said...

What a wonderful post! I love both of these quotes - both so true. Have to go get my mom and make her read them!

Your pal, Pip