Who is to say that we can’t learn every day, even more so if the knowledge is derived from our own pets? A lot of people believe humans, as humans, that teach our pets how to live happy life. But, in reality, it’s quite the opposite.
Dogs remind us that the best lessons be learned from the most unexpected sources. If we’re open to learning and open to learning, we will gain more than we can imagine particularly when we are referring to vital aspects of life which we have come to overlook.
1- You’re never too old to be a player
A moment to reflect on the days we were free to play without worry about consequences or time, is something dogs teach us to practice every day. Playtime, for dogs and puppies dogs, is an essential part of their life.
2- Stop and pay attention
There’s rarely an exchange of conversation between two people where the other does not end the conversation talking about themselves. We are the dominant factor in our interactions with our own thoughts and opinions, and not hearing what other people have to say.
This is something that we need to learn from our dogs. They pay attention to each other as well as to you. When you speak about your dog, they exhibit an interest as if they were the center of all of space and time. At that moment, there’s nothing else that they are interested in.
3- Don’t eat, but savor it.
Dogs consume the same food every day. Humans could suffer from boredom if that were the case. But for dogs, their food is always delicious.
Although it is the case that dogs typically consume food as if there was no other option, it is not to say that they’re not enjoying eating it. Actually, the opposite is true. Every food item is full of nutrients because it fills them with energy. Explore the pleasures of every kind of food from butter and bread to rice, to meals in a five-star restaurant or the homecooked meals of our mom.
4- Be grateful to one another.
The moment you see someone you love could be just as thrilling as the first time you saw them. It is one of our favorite things that we admire the most in our dogs and their joy at seeing you once more. Every dog is awestruck in joy even though it’s been just 5 minutes since the last time they met.
A dog is waiting at the front door of their house and then is eager to greet us when we get there. What is the reason we don’t take that action with our pets? We ignore the presence of other people, even though it’s great to have the company of others. Being grateful and loving each other is easily communicated. Dogs can’t talk, but we can only comprehend their love for each other in all its facets!
5- Let your anger go
A dog will not be upset the next day, even if you have scolded it the night prior. Dogs are usually frustrated with each other, and then, in a short time, they play as if nothing had happened. Dogs are gifted with little memory and almost no anger, unlike humans who spend weeks, months or even days engulfed in a rage of rage, anger, and anger.
It might sound repetitive and difficult to follow but it’s real: each day can be your last, and it’s not worth it to waste the time and energy with unnecessary nonsense. You must be a bit more reserved and calm, even when you are angry, and make wise choices about your battles. Make sure that your actions are driven by good intentions, rather than ego and frustration.