Recently, I was in a discussion with someone about accomplishments that we had reached in our lives and ones that we aspire to reach in the future. They asked me, "What are you proud of?". I began to think to myself about all the things that I had done and came up blank for more than a few. Whether from modesty or forgetfulness, I shared a few things with them and the conversation moved onto another topic. It wasn't until yesterday (in the random moments where my mind wanders, you know while driving or brushing your teeth) that the conversation struck me. I had forgotten that there are more things to be proud of than just my own accomplishments and accolades. I realized that I found great satisfaction in knowing that the people that I hold near and dear have reached some of their own. So I vow today and I task you with doing the same; regularly check in with yourself and let those people know that you are proud of them too!
Of course there are others that I am proud of. This is just the first installment of my new topic line "I'm proud of..." Stay tuned.
He just won't stop! Sampson (the boxador) eats everything. Ok, I'm exaggerating; not everything, but damn near everything. Last year, after leaving him out of his kennel for about an hour and a half the fallout of my decision was devastating.
Ingredients for the perfect storm
1. 2 bars of neutrogena soap
2. 2 packets of dark chocolate Swiss Miss
3. Part of an ikea type reusable shopping bag
4. A plastic sandwich bag
5. A dropped laptop
6. A dropped new IPAD AIR 2
7. $200 vet bill and God only knows what else could be in that dogs stomach
8. The face of an exhausted woman who is busted and disgusted
I will admit that there has been some changes going on around him. His mom traveled quite a bit at the end of the year. She has since moved to follow her dream of living in the Big Apple, I was working 3 jobs...needless to say, a lot going on. Just like a child, dogs can get separation anxiety and act out. And boy o boy has Sampson acted out!
His latest adventures:
Doggie poop bags
The silicone covers off of my bluetooth(s)
I can't remember all of them, but he has eaten:
Cotton balls used to remove nail polish (this I don't get)
Hormel coupons (This, is in another story, stay tuned)
Ok, you get the point.
He has since moved to NY with his mommy. That means no more consumption of my belongs. But he has left me with an awareness of things that should not be left out around animals and and a special place in my heart for him. He will be missed....furry earth disturber!