On Friday, I was watching my boyfriend’s dog Brandy, run around his back yard excitedly.
She would sit at the door, and wag her tail, and then I would let her outside to play. She would raced around the backyard, chasing whatever happened to be outside, playing with her various toys, and rolling around in the dirt. Then she would run up to the door, and whine until one of us would let her back inside. Then she would have a drink of water, and repeat the process.
Everything Brandy the dog does, she does with excitement and joy. Brandy, never has a bad day. Even if she has just broken a house rule, and is being scolded, she gets over it really quickly.
Brandy the dog, never carries around the burdens of yesterday or even two hours ago. Sure, she is a dog and she lacks the intellect that we have as human beings. But I think we could all learn a little something from our pets.
Do we really need to carry around the burdens of yesterday, two hours ago, last week or last year?
I don’t think so. In fact, I suspect if we were a bit more joyful excited, curious and playful, we would get a lot more enjoyment out of our lives.
Sure, we could argue that Brandy the dog has zero responsibilities. She has very little that she actually needs to take seriously. But I suspect, that many of us are taking our lives a bit too seriously and that even some of the time, if we adopted the Brandy approach: fun, play, curiosity and excitement that we’d really enjoy life even more.
So what do you think? Are you willing this week to approach your life with an eye for having even more fun and shaking off any of the Doodoo that comes your way?
That’s my plan.
Committed to your success,
Megan K and the team