Friday, July 18, 2008

A Lesson I learned From My Little Dog

From the time she was a tiny pup, my little doxie has chased shadows. For all the years she lived in Eden, she spent hours on end chasing shadows. Butterflies, dragon flies, bees, birds . . . . anything that flew and cast a shadow, she'd chase. Since moving here to the creek, she's made an awesome discovery. While chasing humming bird shadows, she happened to look up and discovered the source of the shadows. Since then, it's as if a whole new world has opened up for her. Instead of spending her days with her head down chasing shadows, she's now romping through the yard with her head held high. She's discovered birds in trees and butterflies on flower bushes. By the simple act of looking up towards the sun, she's found new joy. Is there a lesson to be learned here? Is it possible that we spend much of our life chasing the shadows of life on earth, never looking towards the Son the true source of our joy? Oh, the lessons you can learn from your dog!

Blessings from the Creek y'all!

13 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

I absolutely love this analogy. You are so right - chasing shadows gains us nothing. When we lift our faces to heaven we catch the joy. Blessings, marlene

The Feathered Nest said...

so very beautiful....I love this lesson! We should always be looking up for our joy! xxoo, Dawn

Adrienne said...

Such a great truth! I need to keep my head up high toward the source. ~Adrienne~

Utah Grammie said...

Oh yes, dogs know. They are open to the possibilities..and they act on impulse - we need to take lessons - glad you shared yours with us!
Colleen
ps - keep lookin' up!

Kathy said...

Ah! Great lesson from your little dog!

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

Thanks I needed that!
Maybe after Summer winds down we will get back to our mornin' tea and chat.
xoxo

Kim's Treasures said...

Love that lesson! Great story!
Have a great day!
Kim

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Just getting over here. Yes, there's something to be learned in our looking up. When you get a chance, hop over. Today's post? "Made for the stretch"...

peace~elaine

Grace said...

Send this to Chicken Soup!
:)

Kim's Treasures said...

Hi Liz! I awarded you an award today...stop by to pick it up! I know you can't post pics yet but you probably don't need to post the image!
Hugs!
Kim

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I'm a snapdragon too!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment for Nick. It means the world to me. He's my heart.

peace~elaine

PS: Are you missing Eden yet?

Kim's Treasures said...

Just thought I'd say hello!!!! Hope all is well!
Kim

Pen Pen said...

Great post... and I LOVE Doxies. They are "almost" human!