The time was 5:00 a.m. this morning. My quiet, peaceful dreams were disrupted by the frantic movements of my 11-month old Golden Retriever puppy.
|Yadi, sleeping like he's supposed to be sleeping at 5 a.m.|
"Good morning, MOM!" he seemed to yell at my sleepy face. "It's time for another DAY!" Slurp. Slurp. He stared at me with expectation.
I scratched him and rolled over. He settled beside me, happy to just be near me for a few minutes before I got up for the day.
I knew one thing in that moment. Yadi was going to have a GREAT day. If fact, without fail, Yadi ALWAYS thinks he's going to have a great day.
He wakes up, greets his family with wet kisses and puppy hugs, and just lives in the moment.
Want to play fetch? OKAY!!!
Want to go for a walk? YES YES YES!
Want to snuggle for minute by the fire? WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!!
His attitude towards the morning reminds me everyday that it's not really so bad to have to face the alarm clock. It's really my choice how I choose to approach it.
Am I going to greet my day like Yadi with anticipation and enthusiasm OR am I going to reluctantly climb from bed in dread, feeling defeated already?
It's my decision. The more "Yadi-mornings" I can have, the better.
Puppies sure can teach you a lot.
|Yadi, enjoying the snow and life!|