So many times we are focused on when we are done with something: , "when the dog is trained," "when the kids are grown," "when I retire." I think the truth is while we are waiting for those things to be completed, we are missing out on life! Today both Ken and I learned some new things, expanded our horizons, and hopefully, improved our lives a little. I hope by keeping in mind that most of life is a work in progress, we will learn not only to live life to its fullest all the time, but also not to miss life by putting things off.
Daisy was not feeling well this week. Since she was making very good progress with her health, I opted to play with her at a trial this weekend. Saturday was three of the best runs we have ever had and certainly, overall, one of the best days! If I had been cautious or opted out of showing, we would not have had that experience together this weekend. I am so glad we were together, working, playing and enjoying the journey together. (Please don't misunderstand, if I had thought she was not up to it, I would not have pushed it. I am not going to jeopardize her health.)
Ken went to BlogPaws 2010 to learn more about the many things available to use via the internet for our dog training business. Wow! What a wealth of information. I know he was not overwhelmed about going alone, but he did it for me and for our business and I think he's glad he did. He spent the day with his boy, Husker, met some great people, got some great stuff and ideas and enjoyed the journey.
It is good and right to live life with those you love. If you consider everything as a work in progress I think you will learn very quickly to be flexible, to be openminded, and to enjoy the journey! I think this different, and maybe new, attitude will change you and change the way you look at things. I think you will find that it makes things better in many ways.