My word for this year is LEARN.
So it just makes sense to use this Year of Sundays to reflect on 52 of my most significant Life Lessons. Some may seem more significant than others, but each one has changed how I live my life in powerful way. I’d love to hear if and how any of these same lessons have surfaced in the classroom of Your Life.
My dog Blossom likes to drink a lot of water. After a few months of living with her, I had her checked by the vet to be sure she’s OK – she is.
I needed a solution. I figured out if I didn’t want her to wake me up at 3am to go out, I needed to limit her nightly water intake. So I took up her water bowl at 8pm each night.
It didn’t take her long to figure out that there was plenty of water in the toilet. So I started keeping that lid closed. Then she figured out how to jump into the bathtub and even nudge the faucet a bit. So I put a towel-covered square of bubble wrap in the bottom of the tub. That first night, I was still awakened at an ungodly hour, but it was from the sound of her yelping in surprise. Several nights later, I FINALLY realized I could just close the bathroom door at night.
We’ve come to an agreement that we can both have all the water we want from 6am thru 8pm. We’re both well-hydrated. We both sleep better. And we both know who’s boss. I’m just not sure it’s me.
What have you taught and learned from your critters lately?