Mia spends the majority of her day hanging out, napping, and then napping some more. She seems pretty content about it. Happy to enjoy her life as a domesticated, no worries canine.
|"What? I'm just laying here.|
(2) Get excited about the little things
As soon as she hears the jingle of the leash, Mia goes crazy.
It's a daily routine.
Tennis shoes. Leash. Walk.
But that doesn't matter, she gets so jumpy we to have break out wrangling skills just to put her collar on. Quickly bolting outside, leaving smudges on the glass front door we almost shattered.
I took this kind of everyday excitement and tried applying it to the start of my day. My routine is similar.
Alarm clock. Shower. Driving. Parking. Office.
But this week I've been noticing exciting aspects in my routine. I've gazed at the beautiful stars that are still out in the morning thanks to daylight savings time. I've felt the peaceful quiet I don't get to experience other times of the day. And I've witnessed a couple of breathtaking sunrises. So maybe routines can be fun too....
|Sometimes she even begs.|
Since we've moved Mia's new past time is chasing the bigillion squirrels in our backyard.
|The squirrel hunter|
She will probably never catch one, and I'm not sure if she actually wants to. It's just a really fun game that she enjoys playing over and over. And she is never discouraged. Doubts never plague her about how she isn't good enough to catch squirrels or won't make it in the big leagues of squirrel catching. I never see her pondering if this is really for her, and maybe she should pursue another hunting life [Cats maybe?]. No, she just keeps trying. And enjoys every moment.
(4) Lick the spoon
One of the numerous things Mia and I have in common is our love for peanut butter.
|Don't worry it's close to being empty|
Simple living isn't complicated. There is no magic formula or rulebook. It's really just about noticing the small things you enjoy and savoring them.
Be in the moment,