Growing up with dogs, I quickly learned that Easter, much like other Holidays, involved potential hazards for my pets. I recall as a young mom hiding the chocolate and plastic eggs for our yearly “Easter egg hunt,” and then scouring the yard over and over to ensure that NO EGGS WERE LEFT BEHIND. Only once all the eggs were accounted for were the dogs allowed back in the yard. Even then, I think I was on the look out for the entire week in case I happened to have missed one hiding under a tree!
When my dogs jump in my lap and lavish me with kisses, I truly feel MUCH LOVED! I guess they think I’m pretty awesome and lovable! Well, I don’t know about that LOL! I have my down days, like everyone else. But experiencing their unconditional love does inspire me to strive to live up to that love. So that is my New Years Goal—to be the kind of person my dog already thinks I am!
When I first read the following poem, “Gift To Jesus— A Dog”, I was quickly drawn to the delightful idea of giving a gift to Jesus, and that gift being a dog! The Bible tells us that Jesus faced many hard and lonely days while on earth. He was born, ultimately to suffer and die for the sins of the world. Dogs are perfect companions for hard and lonely days, or any day for that matter. Their comforting presence is like a healing balm. I can certainly attest to that, especially during these tough times we’re living in, with the pandemic and lockdowns! As I write this, my beloved dog is by my side, looking at me with his adoring eyes, while offering his unwavering friendship.
Join with me in imagining a very special gift to Jesus, with this heart-warming poem by Jane Sears.
If you’re lacking creative Christmas gift ideas, I’ve got ten to share. And the best part is, they’re all free!
The Covid19 pandemic has caused anxiety, depression and feelings of isolation for millions around the world. Pay special attention to those around you this holiday season. A genuine smile is often the best way to say Merry Christmas, and to brighten someone’s day. Granted, most of us are wearing masks and smiles are hard to see. But I think folks can still see the twinkle in our eyes when we offer a genuine smile. There are of course times we won’t be wearing a mask, when folks can benefit even more from our heartfelt smiles 😀 “Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love” (Mother Teresa).