I don’t know about you, but I find that I sometimes (often unknowingly) set expectations for my life. I expect things to go a certain way, and when these expectations aren’t met, my first instinct is to feel let down. I find that during these times my mind is looking for ways to control the situation, but really, letting go & trusting life is all that I need to do.
My sweet pup, Tyson
Last month, my husband and I lost the sweetest, most loving dog we have ever known – our Doberman, Tyson. Recently, my husband randomly came across a picture of a one-year-old white German Shepard/Husky mix that was in need of a loving, forever home. My first instinct was that I wasn’t ready for a new dog, but when I looked at his picture, I couldn’t deny that there was something really special about him.
This was a critical point, and I could have simply denied what I was feeling and let fear win.
I could have decided that I didn’t need to meet this dog, because I didn’t feel “ready.” Instead, in that moment, I decided to completely release control and let go of any fears that I had. My life has worked out beautifully so far, and I have no reason to believe that following my heart will ever steer me in the wrong direction.
My sweet Shadow!
I met this beautiful dog Shadow, and from the first moment, I knew that we would be his forever home. Shadow isn’t used to getting much attention and love, but he’s already taught me so much. He also re-taught me this lesson about letting go & trusting life. Because I let go, I allowed for the most beautiful outcome and a sweet dog that I will forever love unconditionally.
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