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None of us knew that Judah was ailing with a lung cancer.  Everyone that was fortunate enough to know my big black labrador retriever, Judah, just watched and learned.

Didn’t matter how far from home we were, didn’t matter if the exercise romp had been long or short.  When Judah was tired of running, he just sat down.  And he didn’t get up again until he was ready to go the distance.

There’s a profound lesson in that even as I reflect on it, again, and share these words with you. While it seems simple enough you know it’s not.  How many times do you “push through” when you are at the point of exhaustion?  Or go to work when you really ought to call it in a take a sick day?  Judah didn’t know how to tell me to take him to the doctor.  But he did know enough to sit down and rest when he was tired of running.

Today’s quotes and this illustration are from my book, LIVE WITH INTENTION, published this year by my friends at CONARI PRESS.

Comparison of our own pain to the pain of others is an ineffective tool.  mary anne radmacher

When one is frank, one’s very presence is a compliment. – Marianne Moore –

The finest gift you can give anyone is encouragement. – Sidney Medwed

We’re too busy not to have order. – Martha Stewart –

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