We Are All On This Journey Together

We Are All On This Journey Together

Momma says we’re all connected – that each thought I have about you effects you, contributing to the you that you become. “This is why, Mattie,” says my momma to me while we’re out walking along the beach by our house, “I always know that you are going to be happy, full of light, laughter, and joy. I realize it in my mind, send positive energy to you, and viola!” By viola, I think she meant ‘and so it is.’ I turn to sniff the salty ocean waters, and the mist from the morning beach breeze floats on to my nose. Achoo! Wet nose mist makes me sneeze. I sit down for a minute while momma ties her shoes – looking back down the beach I see the footprints we’ve left in the sand.  A pair of tennis shoes, purposefully walking a straight and unwavering path…and then there’s my four paw prints wandering here and there, stopping at places and things I’ve sniffed, dug at with my paws, and chased along the seashore. Sometimes I wish momma took my path – the one less straight and narrow. The one with no purpose other than to feel, smell, experience the world in all of its’ joys. She’d enjoy the stick I found underneath the mossy rock, the ticklish feel of the wet sand as it squishes up in-between my toe pads, the smell of the otters bobbing up and down in the waves. A journey to no where with no set agenda, yet it has everything I need. “Viola, Mattie!” momma says, as she stand at the edge of the...

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