Today, we're celebrating. 2 years ago in March, our family grew when we adopted Adah, our spunky little red heeler mix. Before she found her way into our hearts and home, Adah had been hit by a car and attacked by a pack of animals. Our local shelter found her and nursed her back to health. Thanks to a dear friend who works at the shelter, we met Adah and, as they say, the rest is history.
In this time of social distancing and uncertainty, it's easy to feel scared about the future. In the last few weeks, I have relied on Adah and her sisters, Khali and Olive, to help keep me grounded in the present. When they tap me with their cold noses and wag their tails, they remind me to think outside myself. When we get out the leashes to go for a walk and they howl and sing with joy, they remind me that there's always time to celebrate even the smallest of things.
When I see Adah running and playing with her sisters, I'm reminded that dark times don't last, that we'll grow through these challenges together, and that light will come soon enough.During this time of disruption, may we all embody the resilience and heart of dogs. We can remember to celebrate even the small wins with small gestures - a walk around the block, a glass of wine, a happy thought. And, ultimately, we can remember that it doesn't cost a thing to be grateful.
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