Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday: This Face...

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?

20 comments:

  1. What a beeYOUtiful post! It made Momma sigh and hug me a little tighter.

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  2. That is lovely! I am really gonna hug Finn when I get home tonight!

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  3. Beautiful poem! *wipes a tear*

    Because we've been taking a reactive dog class with Mushroom, this part hits especially close to home:
    "He reminds me to be a protector for those I love,
    To stand up for myself and others in times of darkness,"

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  4. Very beautiful. Corbin is one lucky boy to have found such a loving home.

    Woos- Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  5. Beth here....that was awesome! I agree totally! Remington is my best friend and has taught me so much also....what would we do without them....

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  6. Those are some great words to start the day
    Benny and Lily

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  7. Corbin has such beautiful eyes! You've got a great companion there.

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  8. Corbin is awesome :) Beautiful post!

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  9. MY "PUPPY" Ernie taught me that having a puppy is a LOT of work butt WELL WORTH it... MOST of the time. I'm (Frankie Furter)just sayin.

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  10. Oh, that's such a beautiful post!!! Corbin is a lucky boy.
    I have taught Ma to look before she steps.....
    Not as beautiful, but practical!

    Kisses,

    Ruby

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  11. It's another service we do for our humans...that often goes unnoticed. That was such a lovely tribute to your boy.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  12. Blueberry has taught me that playing with an app on my phone is not nearly as important as giving her belly rubs. That you should always approach everyone with a smile, unless they growl or bark at you, and then just quickly skedaddle. Blueberry has taught me to love unconditionally and to quickly forgive.

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  13. What a fabulous post! You are a very loved boy, Corbin!
    Mom says that the simplest things in life make us pups happy and she would do anything in her power to keep us happy!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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  14. Beautiful poem, thanks for making me tear up! Corbin is as gorgeous as ever.

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  15. Exactly! For me, having dogs has helped so much with enjoying life as it comes. Especially during difficult times, dogs can pull you out of your misery and remind you that it is OK to take pleasure in things.

    Mango Momma

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  16. So beautifully written! My dogs have taught me to a;;eciate the little pieces of beauty in my daily life - a flower, a shadow, a color in nature. They teach me to calm down and take life one moment at a time...

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  17. How beautiful! Our dogs teach us that a little clowning can make a difference in the day, that naps are important, and walks are good for everyone!

    Sam

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  18. Well....er...i mainly run classes in fridge-raidin...each to his own specialitee

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