Sunday, November 20, 2011


Thanksgiving week -- and there's so much to be thankful for!  I'm not so sure that Alfie understands the concept of thankfulness, as we know it.  But there are many things that make him happy, most of them very simple:

Games of fetch
Games of find
All games
Learning new skills
Showing off old skills
Friends and family
New people
Anything that smells funny
Anything that smells
All other animals
Night, you get the picture, he's happy pretty much all the time!  There is very little, in fact, that makes him unhappy.  The three main things:

Being ignored
Being left behind
Having to skip a meal

Enjoy all the little -- and big -- things that come your way this week, giving thanks for them all!   As G.K. Chesterton said, "When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude."

Alfie's sitting on a rocky outcropping overlooking a pond framed by tree branches; he's looking back over his shoulder at the camera
Happy Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

Becky said...

So uplifting. Love that last quote. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.