In all her four years I’ve never seen Maddie mad or angry. Yes, protective of her family and yard, but never mean or viscous. People meeting her for the first time often comment on how happy she is. Even the past few days as she’s hobbled around on three legs after twisting her foot, her tail is always wagging, her eyes are bright and shiny and she seems to have a smile on her face. Her energy is contagious!
A while back she was in the kitchen with my husband and I as we were fixing dinner. Sitting off to the side watching very closely as the food was prepared. When either of us looked at her she wagged her tail, her face would light up, and you knew for certain she was anticipating a morsel or two coming her way.
My husband commented that she was always their waiting to receive whatever was offered. In that moment it dawned on me that one of her strongest traits was her optimism and being open to receive. Maddie is always optimistic that something good is going to come her way. And, I’d say about ninety percent of the time she’s right! It may be a treat, a ball to play fetch with, a tummy rub, or many other things she enjoys. Talk about mastering the Law of Attraction. Maddie’s got it down!
She’s always looking for new opportunities to attract something she enjoys – a sunny spot to nap in, birds to chase out of the yard, or her favorite treat. When they arrive she graciously accepts and enjoys them. On the rare occasion she doesn’t receive what she wants she quickly forgets about it and moves on to the next opportunity.
Talk about a big ah-ha moment! Through her example, Maddie, a fun-loving dog is teaching me a lot about being optimistic, open to receiving, and how to let go and move on when things don’t happen the way I want them to happen. And that sometime there is a bigger, juicier bone waiting just around the corner.
Where in your life can you be more optimistic and more open to receiving? Become less attached to how things must occur? Move forward in the flow of attracting and finding that which brings you joy and happiness?
When you do this, what might your life look like a day from now, a month from now, or a year from now? Begin today and move forward with the optimism of Maddie. Only then will you know.