Over the past month, my life has needed to become more simplified. The reason it has had to is because of a sweet dog that needed a home. It is almost 3 years since our family dog passed away. Never thought of getting another dog until this past year. I was open to it but my husband was not so I put the idea aside. Unexpectedly, about eight weeks ago my husband learned of a dog needing a new home because his owners were moving and could not take him with them. I was surprised and unprepared but excited to welcome a dog into our home.
Although he is a wonderful dog that is bringing fun and joy to our family, it has been an adjustment having a dog again. I had to adapt my schedule accordingly. Life can get hectic and complicated so taking a step back to focus on simple things is a nice change. It is a privilege to own a dog and being able to spend time with him is important. As he has been getting comfortable in his new home, I have been able to take time to appreciate and enjoy a less hectic schedule. Often life becomes overwhelming and we miss taking time to take a step back to remember what is important. I am blessed to be able to have the opportunity. I hope this holiday season, you can take time to enjoy the simple things as well. .