You all know the old saying if March comes in like a lion it goes out like a lamb and vise versa. Well March 1st was a beautiful mild sunny day and I for one enjoyed it immensely without worrying what the 31st will bring. As a dog I am not one who believes in humans superstitious tales. I just take things as they occur. Doc who has read up on all these kinds of tales told me that humans find some comfort in trying to predict what may happen. Simply put, it gives people a sense that they have some control over a situation.
About half of the population has some superstition they believe in. Don’t think you have any superstitions? Well I bet you probably say “bless you” when someone sneezes. Did you know that human ancestors said that in case the devil showed up to steal the sneezers soul? Many buildings and hotels don’t have a 13th floor because people would ask for a different floor to rent or stay on. Check out the buttons the next time you are on an elevator. How about walking under a ladder? Are you ok with that? The saddest one of all is that people don’t want to adopt black cats or dogs. Doc told me when I was older that myself and my litter mates were adopted at a lower price because many people don’t want black dogs. How awful!
The bottom line is that if you believe in yourself and your own abilities you don’t need superstitions, magical thinking or Jedi mind tricks. You have the power inside of you to conquer your fears and succeed. But if you ever want to borrow my rabbit’s foot I’ll Be happy to lend it to you.
March 6, 2020
Dear Grover, It is always nice to read your blogs come the beginning of the month. I never understood why people say bless you when they sneeze but always say it anyway , lol
The older I get the more I realize that I am in control of very few things, that the only thing I am in control of is me and how I handle the uncertainties of life. As always It takes a very smart ( and handsome ) black puppy to remind me of these things,,,