My dog Angie’s death has reminded me just how precious life is.
As I felt her last breath on my cheek, the grief was blinding.
My God, how could anything hurt so much.
But as I’m slowly starting to see the lessons there,
I am finding both peace and purpose.
Angie has reminded me to love even more deeply than before.
Love my family, friends, and of course my dog family.
She reminded me to live in THIS moment, to embrace all the feelings
of THIS moment – joy, sadness... all of it.
Just as she did.
To experience what is right here NOW, because it will be gone
and I don’t want to look back and regret that I missed it.
Even those bad-breath dog kisses.
I don’t even want to miss those.
I can’t waste my “right now” thinking about
what I SHOULD be doing.
What I’m doing right now, is exactly
what I’m SUPPOSED to be doing.
Our animals have so many lessons for us,
once we learn to listen and hear them.