It's no secret that nothing is off-limits to dogs in my household. If it isn't livable, it's luxury -- as far as I'm concerned. I believe that our surroundings can (must!) be simultaneously beautiful, inspiring, pet-friendly, child-friendly, and people-friendly.
As such, Harley is welcome on any and all furnishings in my home, and sleeps right between The Mr. and I in our cozy bed. When we first rescued him, his arranged his little 20-pound body horizontally in our wide king-sized bed, with one paw on each of us...as if to make sure that we were there and wouldn't leave him.
Don't worry, Harley, we'll never leave you. In fact, I have debuted a new line of organic cotton sheets to keep you extra comfy at night.
When Harley wakes, he has a little ritual that immediately puts a smile on my face.
STEP 1: POP HEAD OUT FROM THE PILLOWS
"I just love the pattern that Daddy designed!"
STEP 2: STRETCH HEART-SHAPED PAWS
"Daddy Christopher always take me for a walk as soon as I wake up, so I better get ready."
STEP 3: LOOK LIKE AN ANGEL
"I get more treats when I look cute and let Daddies rub my belly!"
After Steps 1-3, Harley gently licks my hands to let me know it's time to start the day. The sheer joy on Harley's face puts joy in my heart. Before I get out of bed, I close my eyes for a few moments and count a few of my blessings -- my home, my health, my family for starters -- then pull on my clothes to take Harley for his daily walk on the golf course.
I suggest gratitude as a daily ritual to bring good things into your life. What you focus on, expands. When you start your day with feelings of gratitude, it will magnetically bring you more good things to be grateful for. As Rhonda Byrne says, the magic words really are, "THANK YOU!"
How do you start your day?
Wishing you beauty and joy,
Photos and select content: Bon Nielsen
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Posted on 07/12/2015 at 02:52:00 PM