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3 Things I Learned from Dogs in Poverty

I dog blog for a living. Not this blog, but one for someone else. (Side Note: I am a procrastinator, and it is hard for me to be motivated to do things when I don’t have a deadline.) Today while scouring the internet for material for my latest topics, I noticed something. Something I found astonishing.

  1. Dogs lying on an expensive dog bed, and dogs lying on an old blanket had the same look of peace, safety, and contentment.
  2. Dogs playing with their owner and a $15 dollar toy from the pet store didn’t look any happier than dogs playing with their owner and an old stick from the yard.
  3. Dogs eating expensive food from the refrigerator section didn’t look any happier than dogs eating food that came from dry food aisle at Walmart.

After a little thought, I realized that dogs are happy. They don’t think about what they should have, what they could have, or what they used to have. They take what they have and make it the best thing ever. Here is what I learned.

  1. True happiness comes from being content with the things you DO have.
  2. True contentment comes from appreciating the little things everyday brings.
  3. Stop looking ahead, stop looking behind – enjoy this moment.

Maybe animals are smarter than humans.

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