Every one wants more freedom. No one wants to be told what to do.
But in truth, we’re often happier when we have a routine. Just like dogs.
If you want to see a neurotic dog, try feeding him at a different time each day, disappear for days at a time, and hide his favorite toys. Dogs are happy with routine.
And despite what we think, so are people.
Blogging will be my daily practice. Just like walking Honey.
Knowing that I’ll be blogging every day gives me freedom. Freedom to stop thinking about whether I should write or not. I’ve committed to a daily post and that’s what I’ll do.
You probably understand what I’m talking about. You’ve committed to loving your animals. You don’t have to think about whether you’ll take care of them each day. It’s a given. There’s no need for discussion.
Religious traditions from all over the world emphasize daily practice as a spiritual discipline.
I see walking a dog or writing a blog as potentially enriching a daily practice as meditation or doing good works. On December 1, I’ll know if I was right.
Your Turn: Do you ever think of caring for your animals as an intentional, daily practice? How about blogging?