A dog is not branded as man’s best friend for just no reason, among all pets they are some of the friendliest, coziest and most loyal. With them being around us all the time it is easy to underestimate them in many ways, nor least, the very vital lessons of life that we can actually learn from them. Some of these lessons are:
Never Take Life Too Seriously, Always Make Time for Play
One of the most striking lessons our canine companions teach us is too never take life’s ups and downs too seriously and to always make the time for some leisure. Whenever we play “catch” with our pet dogs, it’s always a thing of wonder that they almost never lose that excitement and happiness to play the next round as long as we don’t get tired ourselves. This kind of enthusiasm is something we can adopt as humans in both our professional and personal lives. Work which is our own version of “catch” can be made less stressful with just the right attitude, that’s what dogs teaches us.
Always Be Excited at Meeting Loved Ones
Another important lesson dog teaches us is too never get tired of appreciating those that we love in our lives. Whenever a dog hears the voice of its owner or even the honk of their vehicle, it runs to the door to welcome them with excitement. And even though we sometimes scold them for one or two things, they never miss this chance to show that despite everything, they still love us and appreciate us no matter what. This is a lesson I believe we can inculcate into our family lives. The ride might not be perfect, but we must never miss the chance to show those we love that they still matter, just like they did during our best times.
You Can Listen Even When You Don’t Have All the Answers
One of the most adorable things I love about dogs is that they always seem to know when we want to unburden ourselves and just talk. The way they transfix their eyes on us and even make what might seem like sympathetic noise can sometimes be our only way of relieving all that feeling well up in our chests. This act of kindness is something we as humans desperately need. No matter how busy our schedule may be, we could just be helping someone find the bearing on their entire lives. We don’t have to provide all the solutions, sometimes all we need do is listen. We might just need that too from someone soon.
Learn to Appreciate Little Acts of Kindness
If there is ever a living being that is eager to show gratitude for an act of kindness, it’s the dog. They are so happy when we compliment them and wag their tails in excitement. This is an attribute we critically need to increase in our lives. There will be much more love spread around if we can just learn to appreciate the little things we get from one another.
This brings me to another subject matter. Be honest, do you love your dog enough?