Important Life Lessons We Can Learn From Our Dogs
Don’t hold grudges
What does a grudge do? Holding a grudge is like holding onto an anchor and jumping into the sea. If you don’t let go, you’ll die. When someone does something wrong, don’t forget all the things they did right. Create your own personal freedom by learning from your dog: your dog doesn’t hold grudges.
Play every day. You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation (Plato). Your dog loves to run, jump and chase. This is a reminder to play, exercise and move your body every day. Don’t chew the furniture though.
Dogs have a special way of showing happiness: they wag their tails. We don’t have tails to wag, but the more we practice showing that we’re happy, the better we’ll feel. Try it. Jump, wiggle and shake your whole body. Your brain will release endorphins and bring about a happier state.
And forgive instantly. Your dog loves you without expecting anything in return. Also, don’t be afraid to show how much you love somebody. Greet a loved one when they come home from work; show them how happy you are to see them.
Give everyone a chance
Approach each individual that you meet without prejudice or reservation, and always be willing to make a new friend. Don’t judge, look for the goodness in others, and give everyone a chance.