At first glance, it’s all shades of gray outside my window. This is the season where color is more subtle. When you find it, it’s intense. It’s concentrated. It’s enough to make me want to bundle up and take the dog for a walk. That’s the sort of activity that makes coming home to a fire in the stove even more delectable.
My natural inclination today is to hole up but that’s the formula for restless boredom. We’ve got play tickets this afternoon, but in the meantime, morning’s-a-wastin. So, crawl back in bed with my book or force myself out the door with the dog?
Oh hey, there’s a family walking down the street with their 4 kids. Okay, that cuts it. If they can do it, so can we.
A decent gauge to whether or not we’re living a good life is how happy our dog is at the moment. There’s always a direct correlation between his level of joy and ours. Let’s go make that dog happy.
Susan Scot Fry
Update… Get your happy on first thing in the morning. Take play breaks throughout the day. Turn off your computer. Pet your cat and get out the string for him to play with too.