Every Year’s Resolution: Kindness

Every Year’s Resolution: Kindness

Published as a part of the “MattieDog Perspectives” series, this article share’s observations about life based on a dog’s perspective. Often joyful, whimsical, and reflective, the MattieDog Perspectives always contain a nugget or two of wisdom for you to contemplate as you travel along the journey of your life. I hope you enjoy reading “Every Year’s Resolution: Kindness,” from the MattieDog Perspectives series. ~ Rebecca Sanchez, The Pet Lifestyle Guru, and Momma and Forever Servant to MattieDog. New Year’s resolutions really aren’t our thing.  Momma used to make them.  “This year I’m going to lose weight…. I’m going to stop using tawdry language when I get frazzled…. I’m going to be the person you think I am, Mattie.” These are the resolutions we, my dadz and me, use to hear from momma nearly every New Year’s eve. Dadz resolution was always the same, “I’m going to tell people that I love, ‘I love you,’ more often.  I think dadz has the right idea. When you think about it, making a New Year’s resolution should probably be something attainable and more-to-the-point, sustainable. A while ago, around the same time I was diagnosed with renal problems, my family and I decided to no longer make New Year’s resolutions. We agreed to simply re-affirm the resolution that we made to each other when we got the lab results from my kidney specialist. So now, every year, we embrace the same commitment to be a little bit kinder to every human, animal and even plant that we encounter; to be more generous with our hearts and allow ourselves to be observant of the good...

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