“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Friday, June 20th is " Take Your Dog to Work Day"-
We love our dogs because dogs, unlike most human beings, are non judgmental. They want to be with us whether we are rich or poor, Jewish or atheist, gay or straight, Democrat or Republican. The silence we share is profound. When you are with your beloved companion you never worry about being entertaining, charming, topical or keeping up with current events. With a dog you will always have the right words. Love can be shown in actions rather than words. Love can be felt in silence. No office gossip. You don't need to impress your dog with your expensive house, car, trophy spouse or superior knowledge of business or politics. Dogs want to be with you because they love you. Period.
Dogs love us unconditionally. Is there any greater love? How often can we sit comfortably with another companion in complete silence without the wheels of our mind spinning out of control? What should I say? What are they thinking? Did I remember to put on deodorant today? What time are we eating? The self absorbed endless spinning thoughts are all about our self- perception and our fragile ego. Dogs are the opposite of ego. Dogs don't care how much money you make, if you attended Harvard, MIT, burp out loud or chew with your mouth wide open. Dogs are always happy to be with us. They encourage our creativity by allowing us moments of silence. That's why taking them to work can be such a special time to share with your best friend. They are present without intruding on our solitude. They make us happy and they keep our minds and hearts in the moment. They keep us honest.
When I shared my life with dogs we would sit peacefully outside or walk in the sunshine of a cool cloudless day and there was such a deep loving connection. A deep loving wordless connection. Silence. Our own pets teach us patience, responsibility, compassion and to think outside of selfish behavior. Dogs increase our own health and wellness by encouraging exercise and lowering our blood pressure by petting and hugging them. Who hasn't bonded and become more sociable because they love dogs? So take your friend to work if permitted and enjoy a beautiful experience!.
Remember, even if your boss and co-workers occasionally make your life a living hell, your dog is a little slice of heaven who will always love you no matter what!
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“Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.”
― Oscar Wilde
― Oscar Wilde