". . . our stories are what make the difference, and if we can tell them honestly we can hope to help each other. In the end, we have nothing to offer each other but our stories." ~ Emma Lou Thayne

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Surf Dog Ricochet's Inspiring Story! Free Agency, Acceptance & Individuality


If you were touched by this story, you can learn more about Ricochet at Surf Dog Ricochet, Like her on her FB, and Follow her on Twitter.

I absolutely LOVE this!! For many reasons... First of all, it's quite a LESSON in LIFE!! One of acceptance, free agency and Individuality! We don't fit in molds... How BORING would life be if we were all the same?

Often we have a plan in our minds... that plan doesn't always TURN the way WE WANT it to. Are WE selfless enough to be flexible and allow others (that AREN'T playing into OUR PLANS...) BECOME ALL that THEY CAN be? Or do we hold on to the negativity that they REBELLED against us. Think about this... especially where perhaps those in our own families are concerned. Perhaps there are children that didn't make the choices WE would have had them make... Do we encourage them in the paths THEY CHOOSE (OK... that are not DESTRUCTIVE that is...), or do we turn our back on them because they didn't do the things WE wanted them to?

I see a little of me.. My hubby does not try to MAKE me be the "Model Super MOM/Domestic GODDESS" that I am NOT... He steps back and watches... encourages when I actually go in a direction... (which frequently changes without notice, I might add...) Loves me in spite of not being the ideal WIFE (like his first... yadda yadda yadda)... There are those that resent me for NOT being those things... They are not the ones I turn to for my support and I am LUCKY to have a husband with patience and understanding in my short-comings. Yet, just as Ricochet found a GREAT purpose to fulfill, there ARE things that I AM good at and can help others with... and that I honestly DO TRY to DO...

If you KNOW me, you KNOW I LOVE dogs and I firmly believe they are so much MORE than most HUMANS give them credit for (with the proper training and care).

I know my Jazzi does more for me than anyone realizes!! She helps me cope when I am overwhelmed. She has a 6th sense and is in tune with my emotions. When I am down, she will not leave my side. She is very loving and more sympathetic than the human nature of the human-kind... LOL!! Don't take that wrong, I'm NOT that whacked... Just sayin'... Humans have lives to attend to and it's as if I AM her JOB! Her job being to help me be HAPPY! Haha!! She's pretty good at it, too! AND she ENJOYS it!! She has a calming effect on me when my anxiety rises... If you ALL could be so lucky!! ;p  Now Jake is awesome, but College Boy is HIS job and he is old and having a hard time with College Boy not living at home anymore...  :`(          ~ (((HUGS)))

Jazzi is by my head... 
the other is Jake...  
=D

2 comments:

Lisa said...

You know, I'd be interested to know about how you and your husband came to be. Were you married before? How did you find each other and what preceded the marriage with other spouses, etc? Or have you already told the story?

bernthis said...

My dog Teddy is always there to comfort me when I'm down and I just adore him.

you are very lucky to have such a great guy in your life. That is something that I too look for and I look forward to having it.

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