This is the face I wake up to every morning.
The face that reminds me, every day, to be thankful for all I have,
To love those I care about with my whole heart,
To take joy in the simple things in life,
And to wake up and remember that each day is a new day,
A new chance.
He reminds me to be happy to see those I'm happy to see,
To be weary, but loving, towards strangers,
To trust those, that are worthy, with my life,
He teaches me to slow down, this life isn't a race to the end,
To take time to stop and smell the air,
That, sometimes, watching the world go by from your front window is a good enough pass time.
He teaches me the importance of a good snuggle,
And the comfort and relaxation of quietness.
He reminds me that others can feed off my energy and to always be calm,
That there are few things in life that are better than a stroll around the block,
That life is too short for hate.
He reminds me not to forget how great a simple car ride can be,
Not to forget to be thankful for food and drink,
Not forget that ice cream is important, and to savor each bite as if it'll be your last.
He reminds me to be a protector for those I love,
To stand up for myself and others in times of darkness,
To show my true colors, no matter what people do or say.
He reminds me to be true to myself,
That I should never change for anyone,
That I should never be fake or dishonest.
This is the face that shows me true, unconditional love.
This is the face that I have learned so much from.
This is the face that makes me who I am,
That gives me hope for tomorrow.
I'm thankful for Corbin each and every day and all the ways he's shown me how to be a better person.
What has your dog taught you?