There’s nothing quite like the unconditional love of a dog. They’re always happy to see you, no matter what kind of day you’ve had. They never hold a grudge and they’re always down for a cuddle. But have you ever wondered what your dog really thinks of you? Can you be the person they think you are?
Here’s how to be the person your dog thinks you are! (hint: it’s easier than you might think).
by David Stone
To Be the Person, Be Loyal
Being loyal can sometimes feel like a chore, but that isn’t the case.
Sure, it takes effort to stay dedicated and focused on the people or things you care about, but in the end, it’s worth it. Loyalty builds trust and long-lasting connections, but it’s rewarding in other ways too.
When you remain steadfast and reliable throughout difficult times, it creates a type of strength that breeds resilience – plus your loyalty will rarely go unnoticed.
Ultimately, being loyal is more than just taking a stand; when done well, it transcends beyond ordinary measures of commitment.
Providing shelter seems simple enough, but it’s something that affects the lives of millions of people around the world.
It can range from the roof over their head, to protection from oppressive forces, to places of sanctuary and healing.
Shelter is a basic human right – both physically and emotionally – that everyone should be able to count on having. It’s one of those building blocks you need in order to build a life worth living – and so many people are missing out on it.
While we can’t necessarily ensure everyone has a home to go to every night, we can strive to provide shelter in all its various forms with the ultimate goal of making sure everyone has a safe place to be.
Offer unconditional love and affection
When it comes to love and affection, why should any of us put conditions on it?
We should all try to show people–romantic partners, friends, family members–unconditional love and acceptance. That’s how to be the person your dog thinks you are because that’s how he or she is.
This doesn’t mean accepting bad behavior or disrespect; we can still set boundaries without having to attach conditions of approval-love should never be made a transaction.
We don’t have enough unconditional connections in our lives, and showing genuine affection without expecting anything in return can help build bridges between us and bring us closer together. So go ahead, give your relationships the gift they don’t know they need: unconditional love!
Be excited about life
Life is an incredible journey filled with unexpected twists and turns that we never see coming. You can take the scenic route and choose to enjoy it, or you can skulk in mediocrity letting happiness pass you by.
If you choose the former, there’s no time like the present—so why not get excited about life today?
Sure, bad days and disappointments are inevitable, but why let them define your experiences?
At the end of your life, it won’t be your worst memories that you remember—it will be those exciting moments when you took risks and pushed yourself out of your comfort zone.
So go out there, create something new and make this ride count!
Live in the present moment
Living in the present moment sounds like an obvious suggestion, but at times it can be surprisingly hard to actually do.
You can plan and dream for the future as much as you want, but sometimes we need to remember to focus on the here and now.
Take some time each day to quiet your mind and just be in the moment. It might sound intimidating, but it can really help bring balance back into our lives.
When you start paying more attention to how you’re feeling right now, suddenly things don’t seem so bad! Life is too short not to appreciate what’s going on around us in this very present moment. Make sure you set aside some time to just enjoy living in the here and now!
Have a sense of humor
Having a sense of humor is something that really sets one apart in life. Some dogs seem to chuckle a lot.
Anyone can be serious and stoic, but only the special ones appreciate the importance of witty remarks and jovial moments. Some might suggest it’s better to just roll with the punches, but taking those punches with a smile and some light-hearted repartee makes everything a whole lot more fun.
A person who can crack wise when times are tough is likely to bond with others over shared laughter, making even mundane conversations much more enjoyable. Bottom line – don’t forget to laugh; it’s good for your health!