If I Loved Myself As Much as I Love My Dog
Because we love our dogs so much, we take great joy in pampering and playing with them. We love them unconditionally and nothing makes the world feel more right than when our dogs are happy. But there are those times when I’m sad about life or down on myself, and my little dog Lucky knows it. She nestles me with her nose, licks my chin and looks at me with such woebegone eyes, that even if I’m not feeling particularly worthy of love at the moment, I have to at least pretend to be happy just to cheer her up. We’d do anything for our dogs, and the truth is there’s only one thing our dogs would really like from us. They would like us to love ourselves as much as we love them. If we did love ourselves as much as we love our dogs, we’d…
By Carol Orsborn, Founder of FierceWithAge, the Digest of Boomer Wisdom, Inspiration and Spirituality and best-selling author of 21 books including: Fierce with Age: Chasing God and Squirrels in Brooklyn.