They say you can never have too many friends in this life. If that is the case than I am truly blessed. Not only do I get love from Doc and from the people where we work, but I also get attention and love from my neighbor Norman the puppy and the kids in the neighborhood.
Doc told me that when I go outside, Norman and the kids run to the back porch to watch for me in the yard. That simply warms my heart.
Marcel Proust once said, ” Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy, they are charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” These words are so true and I fear that sometimes we are not always grateful to those in our lives. We often assume they will always be there and this thought can lull us into complacency about our relationships. It is a sad fact of life that sometimes we show more respect and appreciation to mere acquaintances than to those that are there for us everyday. Let us not forget to nurture these relationships by showing our gratitude in many simple ways.
So for today I will spend some time with my little buddy Norman and the kids next door so that they know that I appreciate their friendship. I never want there to come a day when I glance over to the porch next door and they are no longer waiting for me to come out to play.