Written by Megan Bayles Bartley, MAMFT, LMFT
It’s not always easy or even possible to “choose happiness.”
With that said, when you surround yourself with people, environments, activities, and animals that you love it helps “lighten” your mood and “lift your spirits” so happiness doesn’t feel so far away.
Lately, I’m finding that that bringing Lemon Drop into the office seems to be just what people need to brighten their days. For me, his presence helps me get out of my own head and remember the carefree life of a dog.
After all, if you pay close attention, your dog will share with you the most important things in life: a good meal, playfulness, rest, curiosity, companionship, and the wonders of the great outdoors. When all else fails, taking the time to slow down and enjoy these daily rituals with them can help pave the way to happiness even in the darkest of times.
Remember, Dog spelled backward is God. Just sayin….
What are some ways you help yourself feel “lighter” emotionally?
How can you incorporate them more into your day?