Ginger’s Christmas Gift
A Lesson from my Dog-Daughter
Amid the hustle-bustle of the holidays, finding time to celebrate through the acts of giving and receiving and togetherness, while still working and accomplishing the day to day tasks of living, my canine daughter gifted me in a singular moment with her divine example of the art of trusting and receiving.
One day last week, I became fascinated in noticing how Ginger, (a cockapoo, precious and appealing in her apricot curls) instinctively uses the Laws of Attraction and Allowing. I watched as she went to the back door wanting to go out, the door opened and out she went. When she was finished doing “whatever”, she returned once again to the door and the door opened. Immediately, she crossed directly over to a drawer in the cabinet where there are dog treats stored, and patiently sat, while she kept her eyes trained at the treat drawer and then at me. Sitting patiently, she did not waver. She fully expected that treat. I noticed she even got excited BEFORE I stepped toward the drawer. As I retrieved the treat from its container, Ginger sat motionless, fully ready to accept her reward. The moment it was offered, she gently took her treat from my fingers; whereupon, she retreated to her favorite cozy spot to devour it. When her treat was eaten, she looked back at me. With her large, brown teddy-bear eyes of trust, “GiGi” gazed into my blue eyes, casting her gratitude my way. What a great teacher she is! She fully, positively KNOWS doors and drawers open for her and she WILL get a treat! Without hesitation, she accepted the gift she fully expected, then dutifully expressed her gratitude.
Standing there alone in my kitchen, amazed at my dear pet’s wisdom, I broke out in laughter at this precious example of pure unconditional love and trust, which was right beneath my nose! Imagine, a dog, with a true knowing of her own power. In that quiet, profound moment, I decided to be more like my dog. I decided to live, trusting and expecting doors and drawers to open for me. I am ready to accept those “treats” which are SURE to come.
PS. Yes it does really work! Bow-wow