Enjoying the Simple Things

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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.  .