I figured out why my dog is always happy.
Today I got out of the shower, and I walk back into my bedroom to see my dog sprawled out on my bed looking at me as though I had interrupted something very important.
Which in fact, I did.
I interrupted her moment.
That’s when it hit me. Alice is always in the moment. She isn’t worried about that shit she feels shameful about that happened years ago. She isn’t worried about some moment in the future, that probably won’t even play out the way she imagines it will. She doesn’t even get the concept of worrying about the future.
All she knows how to do is be right here right now, enjoying those pillows as best she can.
For the last three month’s, I’ve been dreading this back surgery. I am exactly one week away. It’s been on my mind every day. Even now, I think about it and I get anxiety, especially because after tonight, I am not allowed to take Ibuprofin anymore.
But what is the point in worrying? Where is the utility?
I am much better off being completely focused at this moment. At this moment, I am sitting in my bed while my super hot wife reads her book right next to me. Right now I have everything I need. Right now I feel good.
I get nothing out of worrying about tomorrow, or the next day or a week from now.
The time will pass one way or another, I might as well make the most of it today.
My dog Alice is not the smartest. Some days, she does things like eat flys and falls off the bed.
But today she taught me a valuable lesson. A lesson that I’ve already learned to be true and one that I need to constantly be reminded of. Today Alice was my teacher.
Today she taught me to stay in the moment.