Letting Go Can Be Hard
I haven’t posted anything in a while. I had a little bit of transitioning going on in my life and could not find the will to write.
Things did not improve and we unfortunately had to make that dreadful decision.
We opted for a veterinarian to come to the house. It was definitely a more peaceful experience for us all. I highly suggest this if you are ever in the position to make the decision of putting your pet down.
Learning Through Those Around You
Throughout this process, I did a lot of contemplating.
I’ve always considered a dog’s attitude to be a perfect example of how to live your life. A dog wakes up, wagging their tail, happy to be alive.
They don’t care about what happened yesterday and they don’t worry about what’s going to happen tomorrow.
Dogs are totally “in the moment.”
With that being said, I recognized some traits that Chyna had in her life that have shown me what the exemplification of love looks like.
Here are 5 things my dog showed me to live a better life.
Chyna’s first year of life is unknown. When she was found she was emaciated with scars on her nose. Our girl was a Pit Bull and we believe someone was trying to use her for dog fighting.
She also just had a litter of puppies and all her pups were adopted, leaving her all alone.
Chyna had a lot of fear in her and coward whenever you tried to pet her.
Eventually, she moved past that fear and lived a life of fearlessness as she approached every new person she met.
This is a perfect example of how we should approach life.
Yes, we have all had things happen to us. We all have our story. But, in order to move forward, you must let go of fear.
Make the decision to go for what you want!
In order for Chyna to move past all her fears, she had to forget the past and forgive “humans” for the things that were done to her.
Often times us humans remain stuck because we continuously relive things from our past.
If you want to move forward you must have a forgiving attitude. Let go of blaming people and situations that may have hurt you in the past and your future with be a brighter place.
Let go of the sack of burdens you’ve been carrying around everywhere you go!
Chyna truly had a loving heart. She greeted every person she met with a wagging tail and a deep interest in discovering who they were.
Each day was a new adventure to experience the wonders that the world had to offer.
She loved life!
We tend build up walls each time a person or situation hurts us.
Often times this causes us to live a guarded life. We question everyone we meet and think twice before we attempt to venture into unknown territory.
The only way to live a wondrous life is to have a loving attitude.
Stop assuming people are out to get you.
Stop questioning if every new experience will harm you in some way.
Live like Peter Pan and you will learn You Can Fly!
Chyna’s wagging tail was a sign that she was a happy dog.
She had a goofball personality that made you laugh every time.
She had so much joy it was almost contagious.
Sometimes daily life can take its toll on us and we develop a grumpy attitude.
This not only affects you yourself, but those around you. Read more here.
If you want to live a more joy-filled life you must be conscious of the thoughts you’re thinking and the attitude/energy you extend out into the world.
Be more joyful and you will experience more joy!
Chyna was grateful for everything in her life
She loved people food but did not grumble when we put dry kibble in her bowl. She ate dry kibble with the same appreciation as if it were a piece of barbecued steak (her favorite).
How often do we take for granted the blessings in our lives?
We’re so busy looking at what we don’t have that we forget to see what we do have.
If you want to live a life filled with things to be grateful for try being grateful for what you already have first.
When you have a grateful heart the doors to abundance will be flung wide open!
Her life was not in vain.
As you can see, Chyna has left an impression in my life.
She has definitely been the exemplification of love.
Following is a poem I wrote that sparked this post.
I hope you enjoy.
The Exemplification Of Love
Life didn’t start out
Too good for you
You had a rough beginning
This much is true
Beaten and abused
You were left to die
But you willed to live
Only God knows why
You knew you had a purpose
Some lessons to teach
It didn’t matter
If they seemed out of reach
You knew you’d be rescued
You knew you’d be saved
Fear did not matter
The road had been paved
The moment you saw me
You knew in your heart
This man who stood before you
Would give you a new start
You had to be brave
Forgive pain from the past
You had to do this
If this love were to last
Your love grew stronger
Each day that went on
Our hearts were connecting
We were building a bond
The evils that plagued you
You left behind
You had joy in your heart
Only one thing in mind
You wanted to give
What you had been given
Love, joy, and happiness
That was your mission
Every person you met
Every face that you licked
Showed you were grateful
That you had been picked
You’re my example
Of how to live
Always be grateful
Love with all your heart
And never fear
A brand new beginning
Can always be near
You did your job
You’re my best friend
The lessons you taught me
I will hold to the end
Thank you Chyna
You’re my baby girl
Now you can eat every lizard
Chase every squirrel
Soon it will be my turn
When I must depart
I know you will be waiting
For a brand new start
Have you ever had to put down a pet? Did you have someone come to your home?
What kinds of things have you learned from your beloved pets?
Let me know in the comments below.
I’d love to hear what you gotta say.