Maddie the coonhound is a celebrity ! Her pictures remind me of precious moments of laughter and joy, that’s why I like using her pictures so much ! Isn’t she bringing a smile on your face with her innocent looks ? She is funny and at times hilarious ! She really seems to enjoy being in the picture…
How about you ? Is it time for you to shine ? To be in the picture ? To celebrate life and have some fun ? To bring the joy back ?
Here are some tips that might be coming from Maddie the coonhound herself :
Stay in the present !
Dogs live only in the present, ‘in the moment’. Living in the moment means dogs are only concerned with what’s happening to them right now, not what happened to them last week or what’s going to happen next tuesday. It’s a very simple, instinctual way to live and it’s part of what keeps dogs connected to nature.
“As humans, we experience time differently than dogs do. We’re constantly aware not only of the present, but of past and future. For many of us, that’s where feelings like shame, guilt or regret (past) and fear or anxiety (future) arise.” Cesar Milan. Read more : Dog whisperer or human whisperer ?
Smile and focus on the positive !
Start your day with a smile ! Turn your face to the sun and eat your vitamin C ! Watch out for lemons though…I see a lot of people who seem to have eaten tons of them for breakfast !
Start the day, stating beautiful things about yourself. Look in the mirror and smile at yourself. Have a positive outlook and positive expectations ! Decide to focus on beauty today ! Remember : Beauty is in the eye of the beholder !
Do you know the feeling of coming home to a dog wagging his tail, happy to see you ? Dogs greet their people joyfully !
Dogs don’t whine about their day, they are not judging or blaming you for being cranky the whole evening. They are just there, in front of you, happy to see you ! Happy to snuggle up against you and to have their cuddle buddy back !
Shake things off !
Play and loosen up ! Go outside in nature to shake things off ! Nature provides everything for us. Take a good look around you and take some deep breaths of fresh air ! The trees around you can assist in letting go of all your worries of the day ! Let the wind carry your troubles away…
Dance and celebrate your existence ! Do some yoga exercices !
Don’t forget to relax regularly and to take some good naps !
Phuro! Be inspired!
More inspiration with Maddie :