🐶 🌪❤️ 👦🏾 A little bit ago we went home, sat at the table, and talked with my Dad. For those lucky enough to have a decen - 2119758822942809504
🐶 🌪❤️ 👦🏾 A little bit ago we went home, sat at the table, and talked with my Dad. For those lucky enough to have a decent relationship with our parents, we were able to explain to him a tough time we were going through. He quietly listened, didn’t say much which is rare for him ha, and then briefly left the room. He came back holding a picture of me at 5 or so years old sitting on the back step of the house, smiling exuberantly as we held our dog at the time (RIP CHAMP 😢). He simply instructed me, “no matter what, don’t forget that kid is still inside you somewhere, hold on to it” •|• So maybe that’s why we get excited see and do things like this when we see dogs. They ignite that little reminder of childlike joy that even when things are :/, both personally and in the 🌍, we have enough resolve and support around us to figure things out If you’re out there, never think you’re all alone even when you feel alone ❤️(social isolation is linked to many negative health issues) and find those things (dogs or otherwise) that ground you in the moment of now even as you try to figure out “what’s next?” 💫.