Throw Out the Old

And in the blink of an eye, the clock struck twelve and 2023 was upon us. Another transition of letting go of one year and embracing the new one.

Humans make a big deal out of it, but it’s just another day for this dog. I know you are suppose to re evaluate your life and make some resolutions to do better, but I can’t see that I need to change anything, I am fine with the way things are. Now Doc on the other hand, did decide to make some changes specifically to reduce her stress level. She has started to take time in the morning and at night to meditate. Just last night when she was listening to her guided meditation, I got so relaxed I fell asleep and started snoring right next to her, interrupting her concentration for a moment. I also got so relaxed I started farting and Doc told me that was too much, so I had to go to another room until she was done. Now what do you think about that?

Since Doc and I took some time off over the holidays, it was quit a shock to me when Doc woke me up on Tuesday morning at 5:15 am to get up for work. When she leaned down to touch me to see if I was awake, I swatted her hand away with my paw so she would leave me alone. I had gotten use to sleeping in for the past ten days and wasn’t ready to get up so early again.

It’s kind of a let down after the holidays. The relatives and the leftovers are gone, the packages have all been opened and the Christmas music is done. On Monday, when Doc went outside to take down the Christmas lights, I felt kind of sad, especially when she came in and took down the tree. A reminder that another season has ended.

Life is full of transitions. When one is over, we make way for the next one. Some can be more difficult than others, but it is good to keep in mind that transitions can offer an opportunity for discovery.

So, Happy New Year! Here’s is hoping that all your transitions are positive ones.


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